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Donald Trump Proposes Hiring Massive Cadres of Black, Hispanic, and Muslim Federal Judges

Or so we must suppose.  Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that an American federal judge of Mexican ancestry is biased against Trump because of his Mexican heritage, and has also said that a hypothetical Muslim judge would be biased against Trump just because the judge was Muslim.

If hypothetical judges are biased against people who do not share the judge’s race or creed, then judges who are white cannot fairly judge cases involving non-whites, and judges who are Christian cannot fairly judge cases involving non-Christians.  If Trump is systematic in applying his theory of race bias, every racial-religious combination in America must have its own judges — all to avoid bias.

The alternative is that Donald Trump hasn’t thought beyond his own interests. Which alternative do you think is more likely?

5 thoughts on “Donald Trump Proposes Hiring Massive Cadres of Black, Hispanic, and Muslim Federal Judges”

  1. Korky Day says:

    Excellent point, Jim Cook. He’ll back down on that when he’s president.

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Vote Trump: He Doesn’t Really Mean It

  2. Korky Day says:

    He won’t, of course, STATE that he’s backing down.

  3. Dave says:

    Jim, to your question “If hypothetical judges have biases…” I wonder then why we want people in positions of authority to “look like America,” promoting more women, African-Americans, Hispanics and so on to the judiciary. Does Donald Trump know what perhaps the American people know about judges who may be biased against those who do not share the judge’s race (sex) or creed?

    1. Jim Cook says:

      Know is not the word I would use. Inequality of access to professions is one issue. The notion that race and gender classified individuals inevitably represent parochial interests is not strongly supported in research, making the premise of your point suspect.

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