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Lyndon Johnson Appoints Constance Baker Motley to be a Federal Judge

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Published on Feb 1, 2012

Joel Motley discusses how his mother, civil rights attorney Constance Baker Motley, was appointed a Federal Judge directly by President Lyndon Johnson. He explains how Senator Robert F. Kennedy was originally going to nominate Judge Motley and why he withdrew his support because of New York State political conflicts. Joel Motley describes in great detail the meeting between Constance Baker Motley and Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office and how Bobby Kennedy was notified of her nomination.

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