Kentaji Brown Shows True Colors When It Comes To Racial Discrimination
(RepublicanNews.org) – Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, whom President Joe Biden nominated, had a busy second day on the bench. Despite being new, she didn’t have any problems showing her true colors when discussing racial discrimination. The justice’s comments came during the Supreme Court’s hearing over a redistricting battle in Alabama, Merrill v. Milligan.
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Liberals have challenged the state’s new district map, which they say only guarantees Black voters, who make up nearly one-third of the population in Alabama, only one of seven districts. But the state has argued that it doesn’t have a way to set the district boundaries to provide another majority-minority area without being in violation of the 14th Amendment, which provides equal protection to all, claiming it would force legislators to draw the map based on race.
Jackson, one of the Supreme Court’s three liberal justices, countered saying the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were put in place to help blacks after the Civil War, adding they would approve of focusing on race to ensure equality. The liberal justice used much of her question time to talk about her own theories rather than hear from the counsels.
Conservatives in the Supreme Court have looked at the Constitution from a color-blind viewpoint, meaning they don’t make their decisions based on race. However, Justice Jackson’s originalist argument says the people who drafted the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments didn’t intend for them to be race neutral, declaring that taking color into account when protecting the voting rights of minorities is constitutional.
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