SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.A.E. court of appeal will hear arguments in the latest effort to reverse President Donald Trump’s appointment of an African American to a top appellate court, a step that could lead to a reversal of a lower court ruling that has made it more difficult for black Americans to seek justice in U.R.
S Supreme Court.
The case was brought by a Black American advocacy group and the Justice Department in 2017, and it had previously been put on hold after the U.N. General Assembly voted in January to extend a moratorium on the U-turn on the appointment of justices to the nation’s highest court.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of the group, which challenged the Trump administration’s decision to turn down the nomination of Judge Richard J. Posner, who was appointed by Republican President George W. Bush.
It was argued in U-Turn v.
Trump that the ban on black nominees to the U,R.
Supreme is unconstitutional and should be repealed.
“I am pleased that the Supreme Court will hear the case,” ACLU attorney Jeffrey Stryker said in a statement on Friday.
“The Trump administration is abusing its power to turn aside qualified applicants in order to block the appointment to the Supreme Committee of the U.,R.
and I’m glad that the court will finally uphold that right.”
A decision by the UAEO would likely come within days of a court hearing that has been delayed since a U.D. court blocked a similar attempt to halt the confirmation of a judge to the 10-judge court of appeals, which hears appeals from U.M.C. v.
U.H.C., a dispute over whether the UO and other legal organizations are members of the same legal profession.
A panel of U.C.-based judges on Wednesday rejected a petition by the American Civil Rights Union to block a similar hearing.
“The U.U.A.’s appeal is the last line of defense for the right to equal access to justice and equality for all Americans,” ACLU senior staff attorney David Boies said in an email.
“I’m glad to see that the UUEO is succeeding.”
Posner, an African-American, has been the president of the American Bar Association since 2008 and was nominated by President Trump.
The Supreme Court had previously ruled in January that a temporary restraining order barring the UN from using the UOA as a “representative body” in the UR, a U-turned, is unenforceable and unconstitutional.
A lawyer for the administration and the American bar said the ruling is “nothing more than an attempt to circumvent Congress and the Constitution”.
“This case is a desperate attempt to delay and block the implementation of the rule,” said David Cole, a lawyer for President Trump and a member of the president’s National Advisory Council.
“It is outrageous that the Trump Administration would try to delay the process.”
U.S.-based civil rights advocates, who had filed a separate lawsuit challenging Posner’s nomination, had urged the court to rule that the decision to reject the petition by Posner was not legally correct.
“This is an important step forward in protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Black Americans, as well as a recognition that we are not the only ones who have been denied access to the full range of American constitutional rights,” said Marlon Strickland, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which had filed the lawsuit on the ACLU’s behalf.
(Reporting by Kevin McCoy in San Francisco, editing by Grant McCool)