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Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, addressing media outside the U.S. Supreme Court after arguments in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, on Dec. 9, 2015. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

For NAACP LDF President Sherrilyn Ifill, some cases simply shouldn’t be up for debate. Brown v. Board of Education is one of them.

Ifill, during a lecture hosted Monday by the National Judicial College, said she found it “very disturbing” when some judicial nominees put forward by the Trump administration wouldn’t say whether they thought the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the landmark anti-segregation case was correct. She noted that some of the backlash from the nominees’ comments led to future nominees saying they did think the decision was correct.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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