What we learned from Biden’s appointment to the Supreme Court

: President Biden announces Ketanji Brown Jackson appointment. Photo courtesy of

February 25

Amidst the celebration and the back slapping at Friday’s White House appointment announcement lurks a grim reality — from where has the Supreme Court evolved as an institution whose mission is defending the Constitution?

Consider this career trajectory of Councilor Jackson:

ever

Consider this thought experiment: add up all the years of Jackson’s trajectory: that’s 235, 40, and 49… a total of 324 years America has not seen a black woman ascend to the highest court in the nation with trial experience defending the rights of the marginalized to a fair and just outcome.

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Rodney Clough

Rodney Clough

Refuses to nap. Septuagenarian. Cliche’ raker. Writes weekly.