This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on February 2, 2022. [Translated from Russian]
President of the human rights organization Alliance for Justice Rakim Brooks (Rakim Brooks, Alliance for Justice) in an interview with Voice of America called Joe Biden the most progressive president since Jimmy Carter.
“It’s been a long time since we had a president who appoints civil rights lawyers, public defenders, labor law specialists to federal courts. We are used to seeing corporate lawyers and prosecutors in federal courts. Of course, they should also have the opportunity, but they are in a disproportionate majority compared to those who directly represent the rights of ordinary citizens of this country. The President considers it his duty to make the composition of the judiciary more diverse,” Brooks said.