Newly-Confirmed Judge’s Nomination Was Almost Killed By A Transcript Error

Last night, the Senate finally confirmed Judge Bernice Donald to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During her confirmations process, however, three Republican senators questioned whether she should be elevated to the appellate bench after they uncovered a newsletter stating that Donald once suggested that her own experience as a racial minority may give her a different perspective on discrimination cases. These senators were forced to call off the hounds, however, after Donald conclusively proved that she never even made the statement in the first place.