In discussing President Obama’s diverse nominations for federal judgeships, John S. Rosenberg [letters, March 7] said that he wants justice to be “blind” rather than “seen through race-, ethnicity- and sex-tinted lenses.”
Presidents should always appoint the best-qualified judges and assure that they have proven track records of seeking fairness for all. When President Obama is “moving quickly to change the face of the federal judiciary” [“Obama remolds federal bench,” front page, March 4], is he discriminating, as Mr. Rosenberg suggested? When he appoints the first South Asian, the first Asian American lesbian, and the first openly gay black man to judgeships, is he discriminating? No, he is overturning generations of discrimination.