The Senate Judiciary Committee is likely to approve the nominations of judges for life-term appointments who refused to say whether they agreed with the decision in Brown v. Board of Education. I saw their testimony on television and was appalled. Democratic senators asked them if they agreed, and they said they could not answer because the matter might come before them on the federal court. This is appalling. They cannot say that they agree that laws that separate children by race are unconstitutional.

As civil rights activist Vanita Gupta writes, This is not a trick question. Both Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch were asked the same question and immediately agreed.

But Trump nominees refused to endorse this landmark of American law.

They are scoundrels. They do not deserve to be appointed judges for life.

They should have been asked whether they endorsed the Confederacy.