In a move that is sure to cause controversy, one of Biden’s potential Supreme Court nominations has been a vocal advocate of defunding the police.
If confirmed to the Supreme Court, Sherrilyn Ifill would be in a position to reshape American law and could have a huge impact on the criminal justice system.
Ifill has made many absurd and ignorant statements about Law Enforcement. For example, she claimed that qualified immunity gives Officers a free pass to “to kill unarmed innocent black people and suffer no consequences.”
As a lawyer, Ifill know’s better. Qualified immunity does not protect Officers from consequences for illegal actions. Rather, it protects them from liability while acting within their legal capacity.
Since Ifill is a lawyer with decades of experience, these statements are nothing more than baseless attacks on Law Enforcement.
Ifill’s nomination would be a disaster for the criminal justice system, and we can only hope that President Joe Biden reconsiders her nomination.