Saturday, October 15, 2005

Better Qualified Asian Americans For The US Supreme Court

"It is a sad day in America when someone is nominated to the highest court in America based primarily on their friendship with the President," stated Kitty Sankey, President of the Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

The Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League is one of the oldest nonprofit Asian American Civil Rights Group based in Los Angeles, California.

Sankey wants the President to withdraw Harriet Meirs and consider the following persons: United States Federal District Court Judges Robert Takasugi and Ronald Lew of the Central District Court in Los Angeles, Federal Judge Anthony Ishii of the Eastern District Court in Sacramento, Federal Judge Denny Chin of the Southern District Court in New York and Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway of Hawaii, 9th Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima, California Supreme Court Justices Joyce Kennard and Ming Chen, Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon, and Associate Justice Paula Nakayama, Civil Rights Attorney Dale Minami, Elected San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, former California Senior Assistant Attorney General John Sugiyama, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Rose Ochi who also served as Associate Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.