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LIVE DAY 2: Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

LIVE DAY 2: Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

I bet the Republicans stick to her judicial record while the Democrats scream racism when someone questions her.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faces questions from the senators on the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

The senators and Jackson gave their opening statements on Monday.

Jackson said on Monday, “During this hearing, I hope you will see how much I love this country, the Constitution, and the rights that make us free. I decide cases from a neutral posture.”

Hawley Questions Jackson

https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1506386426514055176

Ted Cruz Brings Up Critical Race Theory

Cruz brought it up b/c Jackson sits on a school board that promotes CRT:

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gave her definition of critical race theory (CRT) during questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday and said it is a theory she has “never” relied on in her career.

“My understanding is that critical race theory is it is the academic theory that is about the ways in which race interacts with various institutions,” she said. “It doesn’t come up in my work as a judge. It’s never something that I’ve studied or relied on, and it wouldn’t be something that I would rely on if I was on the Supreme Court.”

Cruz went on to claim that CRT “frames all of society as a fundamental and intractable battle between between the races” and that it “views every conflict as as a racial conflict.”

“Do you think that’s an accurate way of feeling society in the world we live in?” he asked Jackson.

“Senator, I don’t think so, but I’ve never studied critical race theory and I’ve never used it,” Jackson responded. “It doesn’t come up in the work that I do as a judge.”

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said she’s “not sure” if critical race theory (CRT) is being taught at Georgetown Day School, an elite private Washington, D.C., school where she serves on the board of trustees.

During his questioning of Jackson, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he found it “a little hard to reconcile” Jackson’s previous comments about CRT and the fact that she serves on the board of a school that promotes the concept.

Jackson said the board does not control the curriculum and she was not aware of the theory being taught there.

“I don’t know, because the board is not the board does not control the curriculum,” she said. “The board does not focus on that. That’s not what we do as board members. So I’m actually not sure.”

“I do not believe that any child should be made to feel as though they are racist or though they are not valued, or though they are less than, that they are victims, that they are oppressors,” she said. “I don’t believe in any of that.”

Sweet Moment

Abortion is Settled Law

Of course infanticide comes up. SUPER PRECEDENT.

Lindsey Graham Storms Off

Jackson Defends Representing Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Good for her. Everyone, even the evilest, deserves a fair trial with a lawyer. The Bill of Rights reminds everyone of the human rights given to everyone by our Creator:

During Tuesday’s confirmation hearing, Jackson stressed the importance of criminal defense lawyers and argued that accused terrorists at Guantanamo Bay “were entitled to representation.”

“That’s what makes our system the best in the world,” she said. “That’s what makes us exemplary.”

“Federal public defenders don’t get to pick their clients,” she said. “They have to represent whoever comes in, and it’s a service. That’s what you do as a federal public defender. You are standing up for the constitutional value of representation. And so I represented as an appellate defender some of those detainees.

“In the early days, the legal landscape was very uncertain. This had never happened before,” she continued. “Not only the attack, but also the use of executive authority to detain people in this way. And there were a lot of questions that the court was asking. The Supreme Court had taken a series of cases to try to understand what are the limits of executive authority, which is important. All of our liberty is at stake if we don’t get it right in terms of what the executive can do.”

Also, if you’re on the Judiciary Committee and don’t know that public defenders don’t get to choose their clients then maybe you shouldn’t be on the committee.

Lindsey Graham Highlights Jackson’s Faith to Point Out Hypocrisy

Lindsey Graham asked Jackson if she, as a Protestant, could fairly judge a Catholic. He only did this because the Democrats constantly smeared Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith.

(Why are people so scared of us Catholics? I’ll never understand it.)

Durbin Forgets About Kavanaugh

Dick Durbin asked Jackson how she felt when Josh Hawley kept talking about her soft sentences on child pornography. Um, where was he during Kavanaugh’s confirmation? He didn’t sympathize with Kavanaugh’s family? We all know the answer.

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Comments

taurus the judge | March 22, 2022 at 9:16 am

Do not be surprised.

The “tough talk” and “hard questions” from the GOPe ( notice the “e”) RINO group is most likely nothing more than political kabuki designed to do the “Vince” and let the crowd think the face is winning until his tag partner pulls out the foreign object and lays him out.

We have seen this all before.

I have no legitimate expectation “our side” is going to loo out for us or the US. (actually, I don’t believe “our side” is actually on our side except for a heavily ostracized few)

The turtle gets his cut.

Lindsay votes his belief that the POTUS gets his choice.

Mittens believes she is of good character and “judge-like” like he is presidential.

Ted knows his vote wont break the majority so he will still look good as a faux conservative.

The RINO’s will sell us out because its what they do.

All in the interest of a photo op showing they are the “good guys” trying to reach across the aisle while we are taking on water.

I hope I’m wrong but don’t believe I am.

    You are not wrong, and there are no “good guys” anymore.

    You’re not wrong. Save for a handful of GOP and Democrat elected officials, our government is completely corrupt.

    It’s only a matter of time before it all comes tumbling down and the Union disintegrates.

    And if you have American values, it might just be for the better: in your new nation, you will leave all the trash behind.

Some yell hypocrisy which is true but it never matters. Media prints it with a straight face. Some will yell racism which is never true and the media prints it and goes into outrage mode for days. Rs did their job, Ds did their usual and everyone speaks their rehearsed lines. Rinse repeat.

What a joke…but not funny. Everything the MSM is saying is a smokescreen for this lying woman’s true beliefs, which are rabid anti-Constitution. Instead of emphatically stating “Not on my watch!”, the R’s will do nothing substantive and will play nice, and the nation gets stuck with another Lefty Lunatic for lif to undermine our Constitution and rule of law. It is despicable what the career useless people who think they are God’s gift to the nation are doing to trash what our Founders set forth. In their day these people would have been all hung for treason and sedition.

America is at critical mass, Term Limits, the only solution to get rid of these grifters.

Durbin and Graham arguing about how much money is spent every year to keep Gitmo open was laughable, Durbin will vote for every spending bill no matter what is in it as long as his party is writing the bill. If he wants Gitmo downsized or reduced he should have advocated to cut the funding.

Except for concern for justice for law-abiding white folks, she checks off all the right boxes.

Biden has her confirmation guaranteed by Lloyds of London and odds makers give her 99.9.% probability of confirmation.

Stephen Bryer says all is good and has already purchased a new home in Hawaii next to the Obama’s.

Steven Brizel | March 22, 2022 at 1:12 pm

Jackson could not remember basis of Dred Scott decision which is substantive due process which is a long discredited doctrine that judges decide policy not just cases, and which was the basis of Roe v Wade

    Camperfixer in reply to Steven Brizel. | March 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Coming to light she is not the least qualified for the highest court in the land, and that this pick is purely as everyone suspected; and an affirmative action oriented poor statement but not unexpected by The Hologram in Chief who has no clue what his handlers are doing.

    Peabody in reply to Steven Brizel. | March 22, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    If you exchanged their skin color, you could put Robinette Biden on the Supreme Court and Brown Jackson in the White House and the only difference would be that shipments of pudding and diapers would have to be forwarded to another address.

    She’s an ignoramus in the mold of Sotomayor. But she makes Sotomayor look traditional, by comparison.

    What a freak. Soros must be doing backflips.

    This woman will haunt us for years to come, and the likes of her will cause our Union to disintegrate.

AnAdultInDiapers | March 22, 2022 at 1:16 pm

Someone on the Judiciary Committee doesn’t care about justice for people illegally held in Guantanamo. No wonder the US has such a broken justice system.

That this nominee thinks it’s “the best in the world” should all by itself rule her out of contention. It’s one of the most broken in the world.

Cornyn had a good line of questioning regarding states rights and judical over reach

So, hypothetically speaking, what happens if (when) this train-wreck of a nominee is confirmed and then Breyer “suddenly” decides he doesn’t want to retire? De facto “court packing”? I absolutely would not put this past the scumbag Democrats (but I repeat myself…),

    Milhouse in reply to UJ. | March 22, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    If Breyer doesn’t retire then there is no vacancy for Jackson to be appointed to. That’s all.

Did her nose grow a foot when she said she loves the Constitution?

She will prove to be a CRT warrior is my prediction, every decision will be based on race and social justice will be the final word.
I am afraid she will get in.

retiredcantbefired | March 22, 2022 at 3:12 pm

Will any Republican ask the nominee about her adherence to CRT? Surely she considers the 9th Amendment, and the “privileges and immunities” clause of the 14th Amendment, to have been expunged well over a century ago and in need of no consideration. Senator Cornyn put a lot of effort into questioning whether she accepts a jury-rigged replacement for those erasures, “substantive due process.” Nearly all of the Court’s actual applications of the replacement doctrine are treated as abominations by the Left, present nominee included. Cornyn seems highly skilled at misplacing his priorities…

retiredcantbefired | March 22, 2022 at 3:17 pm

It’s unlikely anything that goes on at this hearing will affect the ultimate result. For her not to get onto the Supreme Court: (1) at least one Democrat has to vote against her; (2) no Republican can vote for her. What’s the probability of either?

    Or, Lujan doesn’t make it back to the senate on time.

      retiredcantbefired in reply to Milhouse. | March 22, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      I haven’t factored in Lujan’s situation because Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski and Richard Burr seem likely to vote for her. If none of the three just mentioned end up capitulating, other Republican Senators could easily take their places.

      buck61 in reply to Milhouse. | March 23, 2022 at 12:30 am

      Lugan is back in the office and is voting, his last vote was to confirm a judge on Maech 22.

I want her to explain exactly what the sentencing considerations are and how she applies them in the various cases.

Steven Brizel | March 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm

Cruz”s questioning was excellent-I don’t believe that a trustee at a private school rubber stamps a curriculum or that Jackson is not influenced by CRT-especially since Jackson viewed Derrick Bell ,. the founder of CRT as one of her academic influences or her views on the 1619 Project

Lucifer Morningstar | March 22, 2022 at 5:28 pm

Roe and Casey are the settled law of the Supreme Court concerning the right to terminate a woman’s pregnancy.

And sincerely wish the bubble brain liberal idiots like Jackson would stop saying shit like that. It’s not “settled law of the Supreme Court” as the Supreme Court cannot make any laws. That job is solely reserved for good or ill will the Congress. Not the Supreme court.

Roe & Casey are simply poorly decided legal decisions made by the Supreme Court that removed the abortion issue from the states (where it should actually be decided) to the Supreme Court where it has stagnated for decades.

“Democrats scream racism when someone questions her.”

My dad said that Josh Hawley was a racist. I asked why. He muttered Hawley had some connection with a white supremacist. I didn’t question any further.

    buck61 in reply to Jacque. | March 22, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Josh had a great line of questioning, he was very restrained yet got his points across. By the way, by her past decisions her discretion only seems to run one way, pro offender not pro victim

Steven Brizel | March 22, 2022 at 5:36 pm

Graham’s comments re Gitmo prisoners were superb! The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist

Steven Brizel | March 22, 2022 at 5:39 pm

I think that if you look at Jackson’s total record as a student, her academic influences ( Derrick Bell), her soft on crime sentencing, and being a trustee on a school where CRT is taught to elementary school kids, there is a public veneer of moderate behavior as a judge that is a mask for a far left radical

Tom Cotton didn’t hold back, brought out your activism while deciding sentencing reductions