Tweet On Biden Supreme Court Commitment Draws Criticism For Georgetown Law Official

Georgetown law lecturer in hot water for comments on Biden’s commitment for naming a black woman to the Supreme Court.

The head of one Georgetown University’s law departments is facing criticism for tweets that seem to suggest nominating a woman of Asian Pacific descent for a seat on the Supreme Court would be better than, as President Biden promised, a black woman.  Ilya Shaprio, the new executive director and senior lecturer at the Georgetown Center for the Constitution said Biden nominating Asian American Sri Srinivasan “doesn’t fit into the latest intersectionality hierarchy so we’ll get lesser black woman.”  The Washington Post reports that the dean of the university’s law center called Shapiro’s comments appalling.  Shapiro apologized for what he deemed his “inartful” tweet.    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has announced he is retirement.  President Biden says he is standing by his 2020 presidential campaign promise to nominate a black woman for a seat on the Supreme Court.