Georgetown University on Thursday condemned one of its own law professors for his “appalling” criticism of President Joe Biden’s pledge to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court.
In an email to the entire law school, William Treanor, dean of the law school, said faculty member Ilya Shapiro’s comments regarding Biden’s pledge to base his nomination decision on race were “at odds with everything” the law school stands for and were “damaging to the culture of equity and inclusion that Georgetown Law is building every day.” Treanor criticized Shapiro for using “demeaning language” that he characterized as “appalling.”
Shapiro, the executive director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, wrote on social media on Wednesday that Biden was not going to pick the most qualified person for the Supreme Court because he pledged to pick a black woman. “Because Biden said he’s [sic] only consider black women for SCOTUS, his nominee will always have an asterisk attached,” Shapiro wrote. “Fitting that the Court takes up affirmative action next term.”