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- President Biden planned to nominate anti-abortion GOP judge the day of Roe ruling.
- Biden’s intended nomination drew a firestorm of criticism from Democratic officials in Kentucky who were informed by the White House of the president’s intentions.
- It is still unclear why the White House did not follow through with the nomination it had planned, nor when it might be submitted.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A White House email to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear sent the afternoon of June 23 announced that President Joe Biden planned to nominate anti-abortion Republican Chad Meredith for federal judge in the state’s eastern district the very next day.
But the very next day was June 24, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the federal constitutional right to abortion — effectively banning abortion in Kentucky because of its trigger law.
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