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‘JAILS ARE UNNECESSARY’: Biden Judicial Nom On Board Of Prison ‘Abolitionist’ Group

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At a glance

  • One of President Biden’s latest judicial nominees serves on the board of a group that backed calls to defund the police and has called to abolish prisons.
  • Biden nominated Roopali Desai, a litigation partner at the law firm Coppersmith Brockelman, to the 9th Circuit Appeals Court bench last month.
  • Desai serves on the board of Just Communities Arizona (JCA), a self-described “abolitionist organization” that envisions “a world in which prisons and jails are unnecessary.”

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