Kentanji Brown for Supreme Court Justice
President Joe Biden selected Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Progressive legal groups hailed the nomination as a groundbreaking historical first, while conservatives say Jackson is a judicial activist who will substitute her own views for those of the Founding Fathers. Ketanji Brown Jackson has worked as a lawyer in private practice supporting the abortion lobby, served as a public defender, and helped lead a federal board that reduced sentences for criminals.
Who is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, how has she ruled, and what does she believe? Here are the facts you need to know.
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s views on controversial issues
Abortion: Ketanji Brown Jackson represented NARAL Pro-Choice America, the League of Women Voters, and the Abortion Access Project of Massachusetts during her time in Boston’s Goodwin Procter law firm. In 2001, she helped write an amicus brief supporting a Massachusetts law that barred pro-life advocates from setting foot within six feet of any individual or vehicle that is within 18 feet of an abortion facility. Jackson’s record has earned her the fierce opposition of female leaders in the pro-life movement.
“We expect her to be a reliable vote for the far left and the Biden administration’s radical abortion agenda,” said March for Life president Jeanne Mancini.
We have no doubt she will work with the most pro-abortion administration in history to enshrine abortion on demand nationwide in the law,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser. “With the Court’s decision in Dobbs expected this summer, the stakes have never been higher in the fight to protect unborn children and their mothers and let the people decide this issue through their elected representatives, not unelected judges.”