I thought Senator Tim Scott was opposed to the nomination of Thomas Farr.
I haven't read that Tim Scott was oppose to the nomination of Richard Myers, II. Nor have I read anything about Richard Myers being involved any voting rights litigation in North Carolina.
With a Jamaican American UNC professor, has Trump found judge to end 13-year vacancy
Asked if he considered himself African American, Myers said, “I consider myself human. I consider myself human. Jamaican American. For some folks, it’s a really important thing for them. For me, I would really like to be considered on my own merits every step of the way.”
Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield, whose district covers much of Eastern North Carolina and is a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said after President Donald Trump nominated Myers that he wished Trump had taken the opportunity to diversify the bench.
“Every African American I know is proud to make that identification as African American,” Butterfield told McClatchy last month. “If he is indeed African American, I would expect that he would be proud of it and say so.”https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article235460432.html
Prof. Richard Myers – Nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Given how long this seat has sat vacant, and the number of nominees who have fallen by the wayside in the attempt to fill it, one can start to wonder if this seat is cursed. However, if there is a nominee primed to end this “curse,” it is Myers. Not only does Myers, as a African American attorney, not attract the same degree of opposition that Farr did, but his record should win him bipartisan approval. In fact, Myers’ criminal justice jurisprudence largely accords with that of many liberals in its criticism of prosecutorial power and overcriminalization.
This is not to say that Myers will be a liberal on the bench. He will likely be a conservative voice. However, his criminal justice jurisprudence may well end up surprising many who thought they could pigeonhole the nominee, and despite being a former prosecutor, defense attorneys may well have a friend in Myers.https://vettingroom.org/2019/10/11/richard_myers/