When you think of a judge in the court of law, one typically expects that person to be not only an expert on the rules and provisions that our national and state constitutions include but also someone committed to justice, you know, ensuring that good triumphs over evil and when wrongs are made, consequences are served. And when you think of a Justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, you’d think this would be even more of a requirement, right?
Well, as it turns out, Democratic President Joe Biden might not necessarily agree.
According to several sources, U.S. District Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright is said to be on Bidens’ shortlist to possibly replace outgoing liberal Justice, Stephen Breyer.
Why? Well, for starters, she checks all the correct leftist boxes and Biden’s announced criteria for the position – she is both black and female. Additionally, she does have experience in the field required. She has served both as a federal prosecutor and judge in her home state of Minnesota. In fact, she is the only judge in the liberal-leaning state to serve in the district court, appellate court, and state Supreme Court during her career, according to WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.
However, it might not necessarily be her skin color or experience that lends her so well to being Biden’s SCOTUS pick.
Instead, it might be the fact that she has knowingly and willingly taken a request from Biden’s administration in the past to decrease a man’s sentence, even though it ran contrary to what justice and normal U.S. law requires. Basically, she chose her preferred party and social justice over actual justice.
To understand completely, let’s go back to January when a convicted arson was being tried in her court.
According to The Post Millennial, Montez Terriel Lee Jr. took part in the George Floyd riots on May 28, 2020. It was on that day that Lee decided simple protesting was not enough. He needed to take further action. So, he set fire to a pawn shop in Minneapolis, burning it to the ground and killing a man in the process.
Lee even pled guilty to the charges, claiming that he regrettably got caught up in the anger, and like far too many others, handled it inappropriately.
According to the Washington Examiner, guidelines in the state of Minnesota for such reckless action call for a usual sentence of at least 16.5 years, if not longer.
However, Lee somehow made off with a mere ten years for his crimes.
Well, it was discovered that during the trial, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Minnesota, under the direct leadership of Biden’s Department of Justice, sent a memo to Wright asking her to make sure Lee’s sentence was reduced.
According to the letter, “Mr. Lee was terribly misguided, and his actions had tragic, unthinkable consequences. But he appears to have believed that he was, in Dr. King’s eloquent words, engaging in ‘the language of the unheard.’”
And apparently, that made this case an “extraordinary” one that deserved some grace…
The memo requested that Lee receive a sentence of no more than 144 months for his violent and reckless act.
Now, I say “reckless” because even the prosecutors fighting for Lee in court wrote in their memorandum that arson is particularly telling of a person and their thoughts at the time. “The crime is by its nature chaotic and uncontrollable.” They explained that the person setting it has no idea exactly what it will do or who it will hurt. It could quickly spread to surrounding homes and businesses. It could kill people trapped inside, or even the arsonist themself.
Basically, someone who sets such a blaze has no consideration for who or what it may damage.
And yet, this is what Lee chose as his weapon of protest…
Furthermore, someone did die, whether Lee knew that man was inside the building or not.
But, of course, that’s not the way Biden’s DOJ or, apparently, Wright saw it. Instead, they claim that Lee is the victim, being an oppressed black man and one who has seen far too many of his “peers suffer at the hands of police.” It was, therefore, only natural that he would get “caught up in the fury” of it all and resort to violence.
And for that act, Wright reduced his sentence even more, not just to the DOJ requested 144 months but to 120, a full five years and then some less than the standard – all because of a belief in social justice and far-left tendencies.