Does America really need another activist judge? Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Updated: May 8


Given that the first day of hearings took place on Monday March 21st. I figured that I would dive into and get to know Judge Ketanji Jackson. As with everything, I look at it objectively and really want to know who it is we are trying to put on this nation's highest court. During my little dive into her history and views. I find a few things that are quite alarming. Other things not so much. Ketanji Brown Jackson was born Ketanji Onyika Brown on September 14th, 1970, in Washington D.C. She grew up in Miami, Florida. And graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 1988. A few career highlights that should be worth noting.

  • She attended Harvard University

  • Served as editor to the Harvard Law Review

  • 3 career clerkships. One with Justice Stephen Breyer who was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1994.

  • Serves as a District Judge for the United States District Court of Washington D.C

  • Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2010-2014.

  • Member of the Harvard Board of Overseers since 2016

  • Nominated on February 25th, 2022, by President Joe Biden to replace a retired Stephen Breyers.

Her parents seem to have been very noteworthy individuals. And very successful. Which you love to see. Successful families. Which she very much comes from a very successful family. And what seems like a very good upbringing. The kind of thing that we are told doesn’t happen in the United States for certain families. Which could not be any further from the truth. Her father, Johhny Brown. Was a lawyer himself. Who later went on to become the Chief Attorney for the Miami-Dade County School Board.

Her mother, Ellery Brown. Was the Principal at New World School of Arts.


Her husband, Dr. Patrick Graves Jackson. A gastrointestinal surgeon.

Her uncle, Calvin Ross. Served as Miami Police Chief.


So, it would seem that she is very well connected and surrounded by what the system would define as educated and successful individuals. But I almost immediately found something that troubled me. Her uncle, Thomas Brown Jr.


Which is red flag number 1 for me



“You may have read that I have one uncle who got caught up in the drug trade and received a life sentence. That is true,” Ketanji Jackson said at the White House.


You know, just from face value, no one should have to pay for the transgressions of others. And I firmly believe that she should not be judged by the actions of her uncle. But what I have an issue with is the way that it was handled by her, and President Obama.


Her uncle was sentenced to life in prison in 1989 for possessing a large amount of cocaine with intent to distribute. His sentence was part of the three strikes rule we all know about. A rule set aside for repeat offenders. I know that a lot of people have this misconceived notion that the drug war in the United States is a Constitutional issue. It however, is not. We can save that discussion for a later date. I will however refer you to Article 1 Section 8 Claus three as a prelude to what roles the Federal Government and does have. Illicit drug trafficking starts with the Commerce Claus of the U.S Constitution.

Many articles cite that this is the start of her interest in law. Including CNN and The New York Times.


CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/biden-supreme-court-nominee-ketanji-brown-jackson/h_88e7518fd9ecd23b363c4e47d2cb5cc0?msclkid=4f4a87aaa95011eca94055e2892ad627


THE NEW YORK TIMES

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/30/us/politics/supreme-court-ketanji-brown-jackson.html


I don’t have an issue with the fact that she is related to someone who broke the law and went to federal prison as a result. What I have an issue with. Is the fact that in 2008 she was practicing private law before she became a judge. It was during that time that she referred her case files and the case to Wilmer Hale law firm. Which is an activist law firm that handles clemency petitions. It does in fact have an office in Washington D.C.

The firm submitted the petition on her behalf October 7th 2014. It was on November 22nd 2016 that Barack Obama commuted his sentence. I will leave that open to speculation. But she was directly involved with the case although CNN and most mainstream liberal outlets do not want you to believe that she was. Never mind the fact that they took the case pro bono.

I don’t care what the media tries to tell me. You cannot overlook the fact that she was directly involved in a case that President Barack Obama was involved with when he commuted over 300 sentences back int 2014. And the Vice President at the time is the President that nominates her to the Supreme Court. We already know that both Republicans and Democrats look after their own.

That is red flag number 2 for me.



But let's talk about some of her time at college. Because 1 incident really sheds some light on her train of thought over the years.

She studied “government” at Harvard University where she got a bachelor's degree in 1992.

She also studied Harvard Law school where she got a law degree in 1992 as well.

I want to discuss an incident that took place while she was attending college. I have yet to locate and exact date of the incident. But obviously it took place while she was attending college. More than likely early 90’s.

It was during this time that she led a protest against a fellow student who displayed a confederate flag from their dorm window.


https://politpost.com/2022/03/21/at-harvard-a-confederate-flag-spurred-ketanji-brown-jackson-to-act/?msclkid=43d2e38ca93211ecb5306113c0244a24


Whether you agree with what the Confederate Flag stands for or not. Does not and will not ever matter. The First Amendment is the First Amendment. If you don’t like that. Feel free to encourage Congress to change it through the Amendment process outlined in Article 5 of the United States Constitution.


Every article that you can find regarding the incident states that it took place roughly 30 years ago. She references the incident herself in multiple interviews. Members of the Black Students Association at Harvard saw a student hanging the Confederate flag in their dorm room. And claimed that it was an attempt to tell them that they didn’t belong there. The University administration eventually decided that they could not force the student to take it down and violate their 1st Amendment rights.


This is not someone I want sitting on the Supreme Court of the United States. I don’t like the confederate flag. Not because of what it stands for according to the left. But because of the ignorance behind it. History shows that it was the battle flag of the losing left. Because whether you want to admit it or not. Men like Nathan Beford Forrest were registered Democrats. And the secession in the Southern States was started by Southern Democrats.




I don’t like the Nazi flag and many other things as well. I don’t racism. I don’t like a great deal of many things. But you don’t have to like something to realize that people do indeed have the right to be who they are and say whatever they want. So long as it does not directly cause bodily harm. I do not want anyone sitting on the Supreme Court that cannot recognize that. Even when the hatred is directed at them. Which in this case it was not. I want a Supreme Court Justice that will refrain from personal bias. But I digress. The 1st Amendment matters whether you like hearing that or not.


There is one paper of hers that I would love to get my hands on. Which I was unable to locate.

Her college thesis. “The hand of oppression: Plea bargaining processes and the coercion of criminal justices.”


But let’s look at her remaining career.


She worked as a staff reporter and researcher for Time Magazine 1992-1993

Graduated from Harvard in 1996 with a Juris Doctorate at Harvard Law

Nominated by Barack Obama on July 23rd 2009 to be Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission (Confirmed by the Senate on February 11th 2010) Where she served until 2014.

Nominated on September 20th 2012 by Barack Obama to serve as the judge for the U.S District Court in Washington D.C


Let’s talk about her time on the sentencing commission.


Which is red flag number 3 for me.



During her time on the Commission, she amended sentencing guidelines to reduce the guideline range for crack cocaine offenses. Which was titled the “Drugs minus two Amendment”



Keep in mind who her uncle was. And how she got his sentence commuted. I don’t care who you are. Whether you believe in the war on drugs or not. There is nothing unconstitutional about cracking down on drugs. Nothing. And I would gladly entertain a debate in those regards. Because I will reference the Commerce Claus of the United States Constitution, the 10th Amendment and Article 3. I can understand getting a pass for certain drugs like marijuana. But hardcore drugs like crack cocaine? Tell me they don’t ruin entire communities. You want to know why inner-city gangs, crime rates and poverty skyrockets? Turn to drugs like crack cocaine and why they were historically introduced into the inner city to begin with. By liberal policies.

Reducing sentences for these crimes just perpetuates these problems.

https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/-drugs-minus-two-two-level-reduction-in-federal-drug-sentencing-guidelines?msclkid=dcb297f8ab7811eca1c7d28be44cc92f



Red Flag number 4


Reducing sentences for sex offenders. I know there are plenty of fact checkers on this. I also know that the liberal left is running a damage control campaign regarding this exact topic. But the truth remains that she did indeed reduce sentences for sex offenders. Liberal mouthpieces like Jennifer Rubin have already jumped on the bandwagon of running political counter for Judge Ketanji.


You can check out the video here. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2022/03/20/jennifer_rubin_qanon-level_smear_campaign_of_ketanji_brown-jackson_is_what_they_do_to_women_of_color.html?msclkid=2efffac0a94811ec9117084d82512f5b



But the fact of the matter is that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson did indeed remain soft on sex offenders. It’s not even a debate. Even though the theatrics on Capitol Hill will have you believe otherwise.



https://www.newsweek.com/josh-hawley-lists-7-lenient-ketanji-brown-jackson-child-porn-sentencings-1690170#:~:text=United%20States%20v.%20Sears%3A%20Jackson%20sentences%20the%20defendant,of%20child%20pornography%20to%2037%20months%20in%20prison.?msclkid=3b60d59dab7c11ec9d3e8400e4b5d5b2


Don’t take my word for it. Go look at the cases that she resided over.

Now as far as her defense of the prisoners at GITMO. I have already published an article defending her in those regards. And rightfully so. We have to remember to remain objective when it is called for.


https://www.americastribune.com/post/john-adams-defends-british-soldiers-and-how-it-correlates-to-ketanji-brown-jackson

Overall, I do not like the appointment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. I don’t care how qualified they try to sell her as. She is another political appointee on the Supreme Court. Another activist sitting on a court that should otherwise be neutral.


She supports CRT.


She dances around the fact that she is very much anti 2nd Amendment.


Sen. Chuck Grassley

"Do you believe that the individual right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right?"

Ketanji Brown Jackson

"Senator, the Supreme Court has established that the individual right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right." Her answer was a game of semantics. What the supreme court has already decided is a non-answer out of her. Being that she could very well oversee future cases that question or alter that Supreme Court ruling.

All I have heard the last 3 days of hearing is how she would be the first black woman to be appointed on the Supreme Court. And you want to tell me that she is not an affirmative action appointee? Never mind the fact that groups like Deman Action have indeed funded her appointment for years.


Where is the racial injustice behind her life that I keep hearing about? She attended Harvard Law School. Has more than one appointment to multiple judicial institutions by well-connected Democrats. She has had better opportunities afforded to her than most people in this entire country regardless of color, creed or religion. And all I keep hearing about is her skin color, gender and struggles she faces growing up.


Yet it was Joe Biden who led the charge of filibustering Judge Janice Rogers Brown in 2003.

This is not about doing what is right for the country. This is about stacking the courts. And both sides love to do it. This isn't about whether or not she is qualified. She is a blacktivist. This is about putting a black activist woman on the Supreme Court. Which is the wrong answer. Skin color should not be the selling point to a Supreme Court nomination. Neither should religion or political affiliation.


Do all of you honestly still believe that the Supreme Court represents you? Just like every other federal institution, the Supreme Court is just as compromised. She will rule hard left every single time. Every single time.


I think it is long past time for appointees to the Supreme Court to be amended to reflect a National Vote much like a Presidential election. Because unless We The People get control of the court packing antics in Washington D.C, our Republic will never last.



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