Lawyer Pamela Karlan, who commented about President Trump’s 14-year-old son, Barron, during the 2019 impeachment hearing, joins Biden’s DOJ civil rights team. She is a law professor at Stanford, a veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocate, and a prominent progressive voice on LGBTQ matters, voting protections, and anti-discrimination efforts. Karlan was part of Biden’s transition team. She was responsible for reviewing President Trump’s DOJ during the transition in the fall.
She was also on Facebook’s oversight board, charged with making decisions about content on its platform. The board is organized as a limited liability company separate from Facebook, and it operates with a $130 million trust from Facebook. Brendan Carr posted a thread on Twitter in May of 2020, exposing the members he called “speech police,” including Karlan.
Meet your new speech police!
Facebook now has an Oversight Board empowered to take down posts.
Gotta be non-partisan people, right? Nope!
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) May 6, 2020
While testifying at the impeachment trial, Karlan brought Barron Trump into her testimony to illustrate her opinion that President Trump behaved as if Article ll gave him “the power to do anything he wants.” However, she later apologized when her comment was not received well. Her apology was followed by a call for apologies from President