Gov. Nathan Deal will be filling three state Supreme Court slots in the upcoming months. Out of over 130 lawyers nominated for the roles, only one person’s nomination received a flurry of letters opposing his nomination: Judge Dax Lopez.
D.A. King and other Georgia racists came out of their obnoxious, hateful, self righteous corners of the internet in order to send letters to Gov. Deal’s office opposing his nomination. Oops, not just racists corners of the internet, also from the racists running a couple of our sheriff’s offices.
Those other Georgia racists include the executive board of the Conservative Republican Women of North Atlanta, as well as separately from the CRW’s Director-at-Large Judy Craft, Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and Union County Sheriff Mark Mason.
The AJC reports:
The executive board of the Conservative Republican Women of North Atlanta wrote Deal that Lopez’s “history should disqualify” him. Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway said Lopez “closely aligned himself with a radical organization,” and Union County Sheriff Mark Mason said Lopez’s ties to GALEO were a deal-breaker.
D.A. King put out a call on his blog, along with a poster to encourage people to contact the governor opposing Dax’s nomination.
The text on D.A. King’s poster reads:
Hi, I’m Dax Lopez.
I was on the board of the activist, anti-enforcement,
pro-amnesty GALEO Corporation for 11 years.
GALEO actively opposes:
- Immigration enforcement
- Voter ID
- ICE holds
- English as our official language
- We joined the ACLU in suing to overturn state law designed to drive illegals [sic] from Georgia-
- And we smear police officers!
- Obama nominated me for federal judge – the U.S. Senate rejected me.
Now, I am on Gov. Deal’s list for Georgia Supreme Court seat!
AND MANY GEORGIA ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS SUPPORT ME!
Dax, who is Republican, Jewish and Latino, is no stranger to this type of attack. In fact, it cost him a nomination to serve as Georgia’s first lifetime-appointed Latino federal judge.
What’s got people up in arms is his affiliation with GALEO, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, which supports “radical” policies related to not treating other human beings like dirt.
Specifically, it’s a bipartisan organization that supports increased paths to citizenship, opposes harsher immigration policies and opposes unnecessary, racist policies.
Dax had already decided not to accept the nomination — before all these letters of opposition came to light — saying he wanted to focus on serving as a DeKalb State Court judge.