Skip to comments.Federal judge who pushed rights of prisoners, gays retiring [Thelton Henderson]
Posted on 01/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST by Olog-hai
A federal judge who lost his job as a Justice Department attorney after loaning his car to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners during his time on the bench is retiring.
More than five decades ago, Thelton Henderson became the first African-American attorney in the U.S. Justice Departments civil rights division a position that brought him close to King and other civil rights leaders.
Henderson later went into private practice and served as a dean at Stanford Law School before President Jimmy Carter appointed him to the federal bench in 1980. He will retire in August.
Henderson said Tuesday he anticipates more civil rights battles under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but its time for him to move on and travel with his wife.
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Leftist activist tyrants in robes are one of the greatest threats to the republic.
OTOH, it looks like he served over 50 years as a leftist judge?
Talk about damaging the republic!
Goody, a libtard leaves a seat open to be filled by Trump. Winning!
He should have been dosciplined for being an advocate and not an impartial judge.
He and his wife are going to travel? Rain and wind everywhere they go.
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