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February 25, 2022
Huzzah: Prez Biden reportedly to appoint Choose Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court docket
It was simply over six years in the past, a number of days after the shock demise of Justice Antonin Scalia, that I began to speak up then-US District Choose Ketanji Brown Jackson as my favorite SCOTUS short-lister. As I then defined, although Choose Jackson was solely 45 years previous again in 2016 and had then served solely three years as a federal district decide, her spectacular skilled historical past and particularly her felony justice experiences — as a federal public defender, as a member of the US Sentencing Fee, and as a sentencing judges — would make her an particularly helpful addition to the Supreme Court docket.
Disappointingly, Prez Obama again in 2016 determined to appoint one more former prosecutor to SCOTUS when he tapped then-Choose Merrick Garland somewhat than a former defender like Choose Brown Jackson. However, after all, Republicans Senators refused to actually have a listening to to think about Choose Garland and so Justice Scalia’s seat remained unfilled till Prez Trump was elected and named now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Court docket. Quick ahead six years, and Merrick Garland is now serving as US Legal professional Common and plenty of press outlet (equivalent to Fox News here) are reporting that Prez Biden will now nominate Choose Brown Jackson to switch the Justice she clerked for, Justice Stephen Breyer.
I had the glory of assembly Choose Brown Jackson again when she was a member of the US Sentencing Fee, and I’ve been a fan of her work for fairly someday. For all kinds of causes, I believe it is a terrific alternative by Prez Biden and continues his spectacular file on judicial alternatives. I’ll seemingly have various posts about Choose Brown Jackson and her potential affect on the Court docket (with an emphasis on sentencing, after all) within the weeks forward. For now, I’ll conclude with one other HUZZAH!
A couple of prior associated posts:
February 25, 2022 at 10:24 AM | Permalink
Her file in supporting race-based admissions insurance policies at Harvard are disqualifying.
Posted by: Federalist | Feb 25, 2022 10:35:13 AM
Ought to have stated “is” disqualifying.
Posted by: Federalist | Feb 25, 2022 10:38:01 AM
I got here right here simply to see Invoice Otis check with one more black individual as being engaged in “shuck and jive”. Come on Invoice, you are able to do this! It is just a SCOTUS decide.
Posted by: ready | Feb 25, 2022 4:16:17 PM
Please present the cite to something I wrote, ever, the place I used “shuck and jive” in reference to a black individual or anybody else.
You are a joke, though I’ve to confess you are being so yellow that you just will not signal your title is prudent.
P.S. In fact if you would like to touch upon this fairly latest NYT smear on Clarence Thomas on account of his bi-racial marriage to a conservative girl, I am certain we might be all ears.
Posted by: Invoice Otis | Feb 25, 2022 6:23:11 PM
Here is the NYT article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/22/briefing/ginni-thomas-clarence-thomas-russia-ukraine.html
Posted by: Invoice Otis | Feb 25, 2022 6:24:26 PM
Glorious alternative! Upon reflection as former federal public defender in Hawaii, Los Angeles, and Portland , I say very good alternative!!
Posted by: Michael Levine | Feb 25, 2022 8:41:52 PM
@Federalist: If something is “disqualifying,” I do not see why her assist for race-based admissions could be any extra so than the handfuls of different liberal views she has. I imply…that is just about what you have been going to get with a Democratic president. The overwhelming majority of judges appointed by Democratic presidents within the final a number of a long time would have considerably agreed along with her.
Posted by: Marc Shepherd | Feb 26, 2022 8:35:44 AM
She will not be able to offering equal justice.
Posted by: Federalist | Feb 26, 2022 9:20:40 AM
Posted by: Federalist | Feb 26, 2022 10:02:44 AM
Are you asserting, Federalist, that anybody who has ever supported race-based school affirmative motion “will not be able to offering equal justice”? Or do you will have different bases for this declare you make concerning Choose Jackson?
Posted by: Doug B. | Feb 26, 2022 10:05:03 AM