is a saying that when you’re Black, you must work twice as hard
to get half the credit. This is most certainly true, and the
predictable yet outrageous white conservative attacks on Joe
Supreme Court pick, Judge Ketanji
is a case in point. Judge Brown Jackson is more qualified than most
of the white men who have served on the Supreme Court.
doesn’t think Brown Jackson is
for a lifetime appointment on the high court. The white nationalist
Fox News host took a break from caping for Eastern
to ask for Judge Brown Jackson’s LSAT scores. Questioning her
qualifications, Carlson has insulted her and Black America in the
process. And that’s the point.
is Ketanji Brown Jackson, a name that even Joe Biden has trouble
pronouncing, one of the top legal minds in the entire country? We
certainly hope so, it’s Biden’s right, appointing her is
one of his gravest constitutional duties. So it might be time for Joe
Biden to let us know what Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score
how she did on the LSATs, why won’t he tell us that? That would
settle the question conclusively as to whether she is a once in a
generational legal talent, the next learned hand. It would seem like
Americans in a democracy have a right to know that and much more
before giving her a lifetime appointment but we did not hear that,”
Tucker seems to have a lot of questions about Judge Brown Jackson, he
showed absolutely no concern for Trump’s picks for the court -
He did not demand to review their test scores, and we must ask what
those three judges had in common.
course he didn’t. They’re all white” tweeted
same people don’t care that Amy Coney Barrett was the least
experienced SCOTUS justice in 30 years,” tweeted @Fly_Sistah.
“They weren’t outraged by her confirmation. She didn’t
know basic first amendment protections but is labeled as brilliant.”
her confirmation hearing, Barrett, who has almost no
experience practicing law,
did not know that the right
is one of the five freedoms under the First Amendment. And yet she
was placed on the fast track to confirmation, allowing the handmaid
of the court to assist in the dismantling of civil rights, abortion
rights and so much more.
while Justice Kavanaugh had allegations of sexual assault against him
- and the man-made a fool of himself at his confirmation hearing when
he proclaimed his love of beer - he nonetheless found his way on the
highest court in the land despite glaring disqualifying evidence.
will claim that a Black woman should not be on the court because of
the color of her skin, but the content of her character - on a court
where several sitting justices and many past justices have displayed
a former Congressional candidate in Virginia, made the case on TikTok
that “Judge Jackson is extremely qualified. But dozens of
justices before her weren’t. Here’s the history most
don’t know.” Out of 115
Supreme Court justices
in U.S. history, Rashid noted, 40 had no
prior judicial experience,
18 attended some law school
but never received a law degree, and 47 received legal education
without attending law school.
let’s not forget the
Supreme Court justice
who was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Brown Jackson’s record - who would be the first Black woman and
to join the court - screams nothing less than excellence. A graduate
of Harvard College and Harvard Law School - where she was editor of
the Harvard Law Review - Brown Jackson clerked for three judges,
including Justice Stephen
the jurist she would replace, and was an attorney for the U.S.
Sentencing Commission. And her experience as a defender reflects
efforts by the Biden administration to fill the courts with public
not only corporate lawyers and prosecutors. In 2013, President Barack
her for the U.S. District Court in D.C., where she served until last
year when President Biden selected Brown Jackson for the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
confirmed, Justice Brown Jackson will join the U.S. Supreme Court at
a critical time for the court and for the country. Civil rights,
abortion rights, voting rights, environmental protection and other
critical issues are on the chopping block under a hard-right court
supermajority out of step with the majority of America.
that supermajority is corrupt, with allegations of dark
controlling the court, conservative justices appearing
and behaving like partisan
Republican Party hacks,
one justice singling out a specific journalist
for public criticism, and allegations that Ginni
wife of Clarence
supported the Jan. 6 insurrectionists and has an undue
on her husband’s job.
a Black woman would not change the balance of power on the Supreme
Court, she would have a long time to leave her mark and become a
positive influence on an unpopular
Before Biden picked a replacement for Breyer, he announced he would
select a Black woman, which led to white reactionaries attacking an
unknown and unannounced Black woman as an unqualified diversity
Brown Jackson was the nominee, Republican Sen. Roger
of Mississippi said she would be a beneficiary
of affirmative action.
“The irony is that the Supreme Court is at the very same time
hearing cases about this sort of affirmative racial discrimination
while adding someone who is the beneficiary of this sort of quota,”
he said of the diversity and inclusion policy the court is expected
nationalists believe in the inherent genetic inferiority of Black
people, and we should not waste our time engaging them. Black women
such as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson have proven their excellence, and
yet, when they surpass the competition and lead, they are accused of
having things they don’t deserve, things they have stolen from
Carlson asking Judge Brown Jackson for her LSAT scores is like Donald
asking Barack Obama for his grades
or that Newsweek
op-ed that questioned Kamala
They always want qualified Black candidates to produce their papers
and prove their worth and legitimacy, and they really need to stop
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