Thursday, April 7, 2022

Ketanji Confirmed

America's long nightmare is over. The Guardian, Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history as first Black woman confirmed to US supreme court. I eagerly await the first transgender Aleut. 

Ketanji Brown Jackson, a liberal appeals court judge, was confirmed to the supreme court on Thursday, overcoming a rancorous Senate approval process and earning bipartisan approval to become the first Black woman to serve as a justice on the high court in its more than 200-year history.

After weeks of private meetings and days of public testimony, marked by intense sparring over judicial philosophy and personal reflections on race in America, Jackson earned narrow – but notable – bipartisan support to become the 116th justice of the supreme court. The vote was 53 to 47, with all Democrats in favor. They were joined by three moderate Republicans, senators Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, who defied deep opposition within their party to support Joe Biden’s nominee. Their support was a welcome result for the White House, which had been intent on securing a bipartisan confirmation.

Or as Spencer Brown at Town Hall puts it, Biden's Radical Leftist Supreme Court Nominee Confirmed.

Even though Democrats and the White House withheld documents about Judge Jackson's record, Republicans still dug into her record as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission and a judge. Her troubling pattern of giving child porn offenders sentences that were significantly less than federal guidelines recommended was dismissed by the mainstream media as unimportant. The Republicans who asked why Judge Jackson deviated from the guidelines even in cases dealing with egregious offenders were made out to be sexist, racist, or both.

In the end, the damaging information Republicans brought to light in the hearings — that Judge Jackson could not explain her judicial philosophy, doesn't hold a position on natural rights, gave lenient sentences to child porn offenders, etc. — proved unable to sway any Democrats or convince all their fellow caucus members to oppose Biden's nominee. Senators Collins, Murkowski, and Romney broke ranks and chose to help Biden's nominee across the finish line while giving Democrats the ability to say the soon-to-be Justice Jackson was confirmed with bipartisan support. Most inexplicably, Senator Romney chose to support Judge Jackson's confirmation, despite the fact that he opposed her confirmation to a lower court.

Additional reading:  

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls GOP Senators Supporting Brown 'Pro-Pedophile'
Clown Town: Did Dick Durbin Really Just Say This?
The Left Is Melting Down Over Senator Tim Scott’s Vote on Judge Jackson
Althouse: "How qualified do you have to be?"
Justice Barrett Heckled Onstage at Reagan Library. – PJ Media
Two Questions Mitt Romney Should Answer About His Disappointing Vote to Confirm Judge Jackson – PJ Media
Tone-Deaf Mitt Romney Supports Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson - Victory Girls Blog
Opposing Sexual Abuse of Children is the New Hate - FrontpageMag
I Can’t Believe Dick Durbin Had the Nerve to Say This – PJ Media

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