Roy Cooper is pushing a controversial plan to fill the Supreme Center vacancy that would place a liberal appointee on the court, including a black appointee, in a rare event that would have an impact on the state’s political landscape.
Cooper announced his plan during a press conference Thursday morning, where he praised the new Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.-area area, Anthony Kennedy.
He called it “an unprecedented move” and said it was “not a partisan issue.”
Cooper’s plan would require the state to send a qualified black candidate to fill a vacancy on the Supreme court, a move that would require a statewide election to confirm the nominee.
Cooper said the new justice would be nominated by the governor and the president, which is unusual.
Cooper told reporters the plan would be reviewed by the U,S.
Cooper’s move to bring in a black justice comes after a black state legislator said a vacancy at the court should be filled by someone of color, something that has been the focus of intense public criticism.
The U. S. Supreme Courts Chief Justice, Anthony M. Kennedy, is a Democrat.
Kennedy is black.
The state would need to send at least two of the candidates to Washington, D. C., to meet with Kennedy to discuss the nomination.
Kennedy said he will consider a number of options, including nominating a candidate who is also black or Latino.
Cooper, who is running for governor, did not specify how the new chief justice would handle the nomination process, but said the governor would take a position on the matter.
“It is my view that the best way to protect the people of North Carolina is to appoint Justice Kennedy to the Supreme Circuit Court of the United States, to the United Nations and to the National Labor Relations Board,” Cooper said.
“We are moving forward to a day when the people will have the ultimate say in this issue, and I will continue to push for justice for the people.”
Cooper said he would have to “wait and see” if Kennedy could be confirmed.
In a statement, Kennedy said Cooper’s comments were not intended to indicate that he supports his plan.
“This is a serious proposal, which I am eager to work with our allies in the administration to enact,” Kennedy said.
He added, “There is nothing more important than ensuring that justice is served for all North Carolinians, and the governor’s comments are just one example of that.”
Kennedy added that he and the administration were working to address the concerns of all North Carolina residents, including the Black, Hispanic and Native American communities, about a Supreme Court vacancy.
Cooper on Thursday said that he would continue to work to fill any vacancies on the D,C.
Supreme court and said that the state was “ready to make the most of the opportunity” and “get on with our lives.”
Cooper called the vacancy “an extremely important issue.”
In the 2016 presidential race, the Democrat has sought to expand the scope of the Supreme Courts role, calling for justices to be nominated on the federal level, not state courts.
In the end, Trump won the presidency, but the Democratic Party retained control of the state Senate.
A Democratic governor would be a big change for the state and could potentially have a significant impact on how the state conducts its political life, particularly in a state where Democrats have a substantial amount of power.
But there are some hurdles to overcome.
The Senate will have to pass the governor-appointed nominee by a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature.
And it will be up to Cooper and the Republican-controlled legislature to decide whether to pass a law that would authorize Cooper to bring a black jurist into the state, a change that would also require a presidential-appointed replacement.
The new justice’s appointment will likely come at a time when the state is facing the fallout from the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, including an investigation that resulted in the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.