This Judge Was “Not Qualified,” But She's Making Wide-Reaching Decisions

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Zain Murdock
April 28, 2022

On November 18, 2020, Lisa Cylar Barrett, the Director of Policy with the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, addressed a letter to two senators about the nomination of Kathryn Mizelle to the District Court for the Middle District of Florida. “Not Qualified,” she wrote. 

Despite this, Mizelle not only was given the position, but is wreaking havoc on Black America.

According to the American Bar Association, the NAACP, and other civil rights groups, Mizelle was unqualified AND held “extreme right-wing ideology.”

Former president Trump focused on “packing the courts” despite more pressing concerns, like police brutality, the 2020 election, and … a global pandemic.

Now, 35-year-old Mizelle’s reign of terror in her LIFETIME judicial position has only just begun. The reason why the federal mask mandate for airplanes and public transit suddenly disappeared? All Mizelle’s - doing.

Former President Trump appointed not just Mizelle, but 226 federal judges in just one term! From health regulations to our voting rights, what other decisions will be made to affect our livelihoods in the blink of an eye?

If we empower ourselves with better knowledge about the systems that directly change our lives, we’ll know what to expect when these decisions come to light. The tyrannical judicial system runs deep, but some day, we will have dismantled it all.

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