RNLA’s National Policy Conference is in one week and we thought we would highlight four of the speakers' views on the just-completed Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. But as Senator Tom Cotton, who will be awarded the Ed Meese Award at the conference, points out:
The media's cheerleading for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation, despite her soft-on-crime record, goes beyond bias—it's propaganda.— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 24, 2022
At least Fox News let Senator Cotton tell his side and tell about her far-left activism.
Judge Jackson has been a far-left activist for decades.— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) March 24, 2022
Her years as a judge haven’t changed that. pic.twitter.com/Sati40WeSy
Senator Cotton will receive the Ed Meese Award at the 2022 National Policy Conference. At the conference, the author speaker will be Ilya Shapiro, who did excellent tweet threads summarizing the hearing. As a law professor and expert on the confirmation hearing process it will be fascinating to hear him put the hearings in perspective. One of Ilya’s retweets is an example of how the hearing was at least a victory on one level for conservative and libertarian theorists.
My latest on @WSJ: Judge Ke¬tanji Brown Jack¬son may not be an orig¬i¬nal¬ist, but she sounded like one in her con¬fir¬ma¬tion hear¬ings this week. “I be¬lieve that the Con¬sti¬tu¬tion is fixed in its mean¬ing,” she said on Tues¬day. https://t.co/PzUIk2QQo9— Randy Barnett (@RandyEBarnett) March 25, 2022
But it was not a victory for women. As RNLA Chair Harmeet Dhillon wrote today:
Remarkably, the nominee specifically chosen by the Biden administration and heralded by the media based on her biological sex is unwilling to comment on what the definition of a woman is — a dodge she surely would not suffer in her own courtroom from a recalcitrant witness trying to prove he or she was too clever for the examining lawyer.
Jackson’s extraordinary non-answer to this existential question raises serious doubts about how she would adjudicate claims arising under important federal statutes, including Title VII and Title IX, that come before the court relating to foundational legal concepts such as sex, gender and equal protection.
Would Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose historic career was founded on the struggle for women’s rights under the law, recognize a radically changed landscape where a putative Supreme Court justice undermines the very concept of womanhood itself? . . .
The incredible “what is a woman” answer, coupled with a pastiche of responses on judicial philosophy seemingly designed to placate or parry rather than elucidate, misdirection on critical race theory from a judge who has spoken about its founders and pop culture proponents in such glowing terms in the past two years, and refusal to answer so many questions adds to a pile of clues that the real Jackson, and what motivates her, remains hidden from the Senate.
We started with media bias and will end with media bias, this time from another speaker at our National Policy Conference, Mike Davis. He tweeted:
😂 @washingtonpost decided to do investigative journalism for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination.— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) March 25, 2022
So what did they do?
To “humanize” a child sex predator.
Because Judge Jackson sentenced him to 3 months—instead of 8 years. pic.twitter.com/Nb2pIjZdip
At the National Policy Conference, all these speakers will not address Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearings. Instead, they will discuss various aspects of the current legal environment, all of which contribute to a world where the liberal's dream Supreme Court nominee cannot define the word “woman.”