Wow, after the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings, we thought Democrats loved judges. But it turns out they only love judges who rule in their favor, and journalists are assuring us their favor is that the mask mandate on airlines stays in place. As we’ve reported, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern has gone on a long rant about how Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle is 35 years old. Politico’s Sam Stein also noted that Mizelle is only 35 and was confirmed at age 33 after President Trump had already lost the 2020 election. “Judiciary matters,” tweeted Stein.
Reuters’ Lawrence Hurley also pointed out that Mizelle was confirmed by the Senate after Trump had lost the election, and that the American Bar Association rated her “not qualified” for lack of experience:
Judge Mizelle was confirmed by the lame-duck Republican Senate after Trump lost the 2020 election. The American Bar Association rated her "not qualified" because of her lack of experience https://t.co/LVPO4DqQSD
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) April 18, 2022
Imagine being someone who thinks the ABA means shit https://t.co/OesXqKCwsR
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 18, 2022
Mizelle graduated her law school summa cum laude.
She then clerked for a district judge, the 11th Circuit, DC Circuit, and for the US Supreme Court. She was a trial attorney for the DoJ and counsel in the AG’s office. She then did litigation at Jones Day and taught law classes. https://t.co/2P0yBjwiGe
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) April 18, 2022
So a federal judge, who graduated #1 in her class in law school, worked for 4 prominent federal judges, worked at multiple levels at the DOJ, & did trial work at one of the best law firms in the world shouldn’t be trusted because she didn’t meet the ABA’s arbitrary standards.
— Mitchell (@Mitchel13290681) April 18, 2022
She was 33 when nominated and only 35 now.
— Adam Richardson (@ajrichar) April 18, 2022
That’s awesome! Hooray for successful women at a young age! 🥰
— Jay (@OneFineJay) April 18, 2022
Exactly! That’s how we’re interpreting all of the hand-wringing over her age.
Why do you hate women, @lawrencehurley
— David Hutchens (@DavidHutchens) April 18, 2022
Haha. Somehow I knew the attacks were coming. I am old enough to remember when an attack on a judge was an attack on democracy.
— sigh… (@cardinals150) April 18, 2022
— Jeremy “Not a Biologist” Frankel (@FrankelJeremy) April 18, 2022
— max (@MaxNordau) April 18, 2022
Are you ok?
— Douglas Brackman, Jr. 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@NotBruinOregon) April 18, 2022
Do you need help in this difficult time?
Is there anyone I can call for you?
— Nope! (@86TheMandates) April 18, 2022
This you??? pic.twitter.com/lrY8ra3JRN
— Jessa G. (@SweetGaelicGirl) April 18, 2022
I really don't care if a bunch of bartenders don't like her, she clearly knows how to shut down blatant unconstitutional fascism.
— Chuckula GLM 🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑 (@Chuckula1) April 18, 2022
you should cry into your mask
— Chippy (@I_WantChips) April 18, 2022
How many reporters are going to go with these hot takes? Were they that in love with the mask mandate on airplanes? A mandate that was set to expire anyway?
JUST IN, you’re a TOOL: Sam Stein implying female judge who made airport ruling is too young and unqualified does NOT go well, like at allhttps://t.co/chS4LnSakY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 18, 2022