Judge Jackson’s unimpeachable character and unwavering dedication to the rule of law will make her an exceptional Justice. pic.twitter.com/Buxa1cfXwp
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 22, 2022
Judge Jackson was asked about her position on the board of trustees at Georgetown Day School – the first racially integrated school in the nation’s capital.
Her response was deeply powerful. #ConfirmJackson pic.twitter.com/dG98uVhUR8
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) March 22, 2022
The Disloyal Opposition, not so much:
Sen. Graham ABSURDLY asks Judge Jackson what her religious affiliation is and how important her faith is to her. He then asks her how often she attends church.
Her response: "There is no religious test under the Constitution, Senator."
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) March 22, 2022
Republicans said they wanted to hold a fair and respectful hearing process … Sen. Cruz now questioning Judge Jackson's association with a school that was formed to allow for racial integration in Washington DC
— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt46) March 22, 2022
give the man this: he’s working hard for the six percent he’s going to get in the next competitive presidential primary https://t.co/sW1ulaJAtR
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) March 22, 2022
being the most odious member of the united states senate is quite a feat and this man simply will not allow ted cruz to go unchallenged https://t.co/pdBulx0sAT
— World Famous Art Thief (@CalmSporting) March 22, 2022
In response to Hawley, Jackson says sentencing isn't a "numbers game":
"I understand Congress wanted guideless to be mandatory. The Supreme Court determined they couldn't, in an opinion by Justice Scalia. Congress since then hasn't come back to make them mandatory again."
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) March 22, 2022
"Hawley’s attack on Jackson has three parts — none of them are honest" really helpful context from @imillhiser here https://t.co/OnX9wpQpUA
— rachel wilkerson miller (@the_rewm) March 22, 2022
In Judge Jackson's hearing, President Biden "was also struck by how she swiftly dismantled conspiracy theories put forward in bad faith," @chrismeagher46 says. "They've been debunked by numerous fact checks, experts and the record itself."
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 22, 2022
— Barbara M. #HadEnough (@bamart8) March 22, 2022
Texas and Misery have a lot to answer for.
“Only the ones in the U.S. Senate.”
I can’t watch this dipshit circus. When do they take a vote?
good that the mask of “conservative” is being ripped off to show the deeply reactionary party it is.
Maybe we should sic these kids on Hawley and Cruz:
J R in WV
Wife ad I watched some of these hearings today, between medical events and Dr visits. She’s doing well enough to be impressed by Judge Brown Jackson’s performance, or Judge Jackson Brown, as I sometimes call her in error, and out of deep memories of music of the past.
They may let her out of stir tomorrow! Also are setting her up with with an Avpap (or something like that) for her sleep apnea, which the nursing community noticed the first night she was in Five Front, a newer intermediate care unit in the penthouse of the hospital. It’s like a Bi-bap only smart enough to vary volumes of air as needed, with a computer, as in Automatic dadada.
She fussed about it, but managed to last all night last night with it, until she rolled over and all the alarms went off around 7 am, which is late while you’re in the hospital. Since she escaped from the ER she has had great nursing and care, and I’m not blaming the ER staff, they were overwhelmed by patients who were genuinely very ill.
Agree totally about the Republican senators, who revealed their hatred of slices of modern American people, as well as their dislike of improving freedom of conscience in America, which apparently turns their stomachs. We all need to become under the sway of theocratic bigot preachers as soon as possible, or else! They’ll make us SO sorry!!!
@satby: Does this seem like a team that’s winning to anyone? They seem mighty desperate.
The woman throws bemused shade like none who went before her.
@J R in WV: Hope she continues her recovery and can go home tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
@J R in WV: So very glad that things are looking up. Getting to go home is a big Joe Biden deal.
If you’re wondering if Republicans have found the bottom of the barrel yet, the answer is “Not today.”
Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), said that it was wrong of the Supreme Court to strike down anti-miscegenation laws in Loving v. Virginia.
@J R in WV:
When I first had to sleep with a mouthguard, I’d wake up, notice it wasn’t in my mouth, and have to get up and hunt for it. A couple of times, I found I had thrown it across the room! Glad your wife’s improving; she’ll get used to that set-up and will appreciate it for helping her sleep more soundly.
Keeping her face as composed as she does is awesome!
@Cacti: They won’t be happy until we have 1890’s-vintage labor law, and 1850’s-vintage race laws.
@Cacti: I wonder if Clarence and Ginny Thomas were watching the hearings together.
Harsh but fair:
I would have been happy to support anyone that Biden had nominated but I must say I have only been listening sporadically on NPR and I have been utterly and deeply impressed. She is amazing
So proud to be a Democrat right now and to be on the obvious side of right and justice.
@J R in WV: hoping for the best for you both – and that you have a safe trip home!
Love that Ted elbowed Heidi out of his way so he could hug Trump belly to belly. //
Face it, the antediluvian oafs won’t be satisfied until they eradicate Marbury v. Madison.
Thanks for the update J R in WV. Best wishes to both you and Mrs J R.
No update on his condition or status yet today (he was only supposed to be hospitalized “a day or two” more as of Sunday evening) .
@dr. bloor: Old Virginny, where the Thomases live wasn’t too fond of the race mixin’.
@NotMax: Oh, they might want to go back that far, but overturning the source of judicial review? Unlikely.
I’m not surprised Republicans are talking about repealing the Loving decision and banning interracial marriage again. Some of them want to roll back the Enlightenment and go back to Feudalism, just as long as everyone else is a serf.
But it’s not a winning move. Interracial marriage is normalized now. We’ve had a President (Obama) who is the product of an interracial marriage. One sitting Supreme Court Justice (Thomas) and a nominee in interracial marriages. The sitting Vice President. A member of England’s Royal Family. Toothpaste ain’t going back into the tube, it’s the 21st Century, learn to deal with it.
I have the suspicion Judge Brown Jackson has had a lot of practice at that particular form of art…
@J R in WV:
It sounds as though your wife is improving by leaps and bounds, and that’s terrific!
The woman who places Cruz’s “exhibits.”
Anyone with a soul could not do her job.
We have precedents we don’t like too.
@J R in WV: Wishing you and your wife well.
@dr. bloor: I honestly think Thomas would be fine with Loving overturned, secure in the knowledge that D.C would never pass an anti-miscegenation law and only interracial couples in Southern states would have cause to fear.
@Citizen Alan: You think he lives in DC? Guarantee he’s in outer Fairfax or even Loudoun County Virginia. Could be as far out as Middlesburg or Manassas.
@debbie: She’s had a lifetime of practice. The tell is in the eyes.
@satby:Who’s assigned to go after “Brown v. Board of Education” tomorrow?
@J R in WV:
Excellent news! Been sending good vibes. Will continue since it seems to be helping. ;-)
Cruz is doing exactly what the people of Texas elected him to do.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
sounds like a bad illness, wonder what it could be?
J R in WV
I just want to thank all you Jackals for your support over the past few weeks. It really has helped me a whole lot. You guys rock in the best way!
@trollhattan: who’s left on the troglodyte team? Could be any of them.
Apparently that book can be found in the library of the fancy-pants private school in Houston where the Cruzes send their offspring.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Spring allergies, I’m sure.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: tots and pears (that they get sicker and go home).
She didn’t look like she enjoys her job
I watched about 5 min each of “Senators” Cruz and Hawley, and…well…it just isn’t something I should do ever again. High blood pressure, bad thoughts.
@Another Scott: If Thomas is listening to the Brown Jackson hearing, maybe he wants to step aside, so that Graham can get his wish and have Biden nominate Childs.
In a just world, Judge Brown Jackson could answer yep, it’s true that you are either racist or anti-racist; yep, it’s true that color-blindess is just another excuse for racism. But then, if we lived in a just world, no one would ask.
It’s going to be weird by the time the Omega Variant hits.
I like to think it’ll be bolts of lightning, shooting from unvaccinated wingnuts’ fingertips, incinerating only other unvaccinated wingnuts while the rest of America stands by, amused.
(yes I know viruses don’t work that way but a guy can dream)
@Jim Appleton: Durbin shouldn’t be allowing “exhibits” of any sort anyways.This is a confirmation hearing, not a trial or a policy debate.
Off topic, while wandering around Prime Video for something new, found a two episode drama series set in Glasgow starting Eddie Izzard and I was surprised at what a good actor he is! It’s called Kitchen, he plays the executive chef with a probationary assistant chef who is the focus of all the drama. Worth it, but not a comedy.
The TV’s in my office was on CNN earlier when Cruz started his slimy attacks on Judge Jackson. My black female co-workers were not amused by Cruz at all.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: What could the protesting truckers possibly have? A case of karma.
I know this is hardly a requirement for the Supreme Court but I am utterly and completely charmed by Judge Brown Jackson. She’s delightful, in addition to being supernaturally smart and patient.
That’s the existential problem for the Republicans. At this point, their entire platform is driven by the goal of getting the goddamn toothpaste back into the tube.
But then we wouldn’t get Sheldon Whitehouse’s dark money charts
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
I laughed. Out loud.
@J R in WV: You do too! Your voice is important.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@J R in WV: Glad to hear your wife will be home soon.
I don’t know that I’d agree 100% with the first part, but I am so with you on the second part. If they were genuinely concerned about her interpretation of the Constitution, they could spend the entire hearing asking questions about the Federalist Society’s and Cato Institute’s greatest hits. Instead they do this vengeful clown car parade of racist horseshit. As so many people have said, when people show you who they are… And she shure knows who they are!
@germy: Do you happen to have a link to video ofheldon Whitehouse from the first day?
Yeah, performative wingnuttery just gives me the heaves.
I’d rather watch centipedes mate.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: That’s a tough one. Really there’s no possible way to tell, so he’d better take a horse-sized dose of ivermectin just to be safe.
Is this from yesterday?
@germy: I dearly love my Sens. Reed and Whitehouse, but Sheldon gets a little too…enthusiastic at times for my tastes.
Villago Delenda Est
“Disloyal” opposition? Try “seditious” opposition. Or “treasonous” opposition.
Villago Delenda Est
@dr. bloor: A tube that was squeezed during the Renaissance.
I loathe Republican Senators. I was yelling about Senator Cruz when my youngest reminded me that he didn’t understand the plot of a Dr. Seuss book. Said he is a pathetic figure and to just forget about him. UGH.
Is Clarence Thomas still alive?
Old Man Shadow
@Patricia Kayden: They would force her to give birth to her rapist’s child.
The cruelty is the point. A constant reminder to the victims of it that they are lesser than the perpetrators and always will be.
The various lines of questioning from these repulsive creatures are appalling; what’s depressing, though, is that this is how they think they’re making themselves look like Presidential material. I can’t picture any of them even shining the shoes of a real President.
@J R in WV:
Continuing to send love and positive thoughts to you and Mrs JR in WV.
I really enjoy Mr. T’s twitter even though I am not a religious person
Can someone explain to me what happened with the tweets? I thought front pagers were using fewer of them, but now they seem to be back to using the normal amount. Was the problem found and fixed? I am still seeing some overshooting (where it scrolls past the top of the comments section) when I click the comments link, but I did not have the major problems some people were having.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: We got us a Plague Convoy!
@WaterGirl: Today a friend told me the time and I actually found his questions/comments on the video on Balloon Juice. Not sure if that will work for yesterdays though.
@J R in WV: we’re all sending you good thoughts and wishes
@Spanky: There’s a title for a parody of Steve Miller’s Space Cowboy, right there.
@JPL: that would be awesome
@Old Man Shadow: these guys would force the woman to give birth to the Rapists child and then make them pay to put it up for adoption pending consent from the rapist.
This is my karmic prayer, that Thomas decides to retire, and Biden nominates Childs.
Certainly, this should please Lindsay Graham and guarantee Republican support.
One morning radio talk host said that “as usual,” Democrats asked Judge Jackson softball questions, while Republicans “as usual,” asked tough questions. He was at least fair in noting that Judge Jackson was unquestionably qualified to become a Supreme Court Justice.
It wasn’t until a much later segment that another radio personality on the same show pointed out that the GOP questions were ridiculous, and that they just seemed intent on being hostile to get back at the Democrats for not simply rubber-stamping Trump’s nominees.
In the biological, philosophical, or moral sense?
@Brachiator: I watched clips of Lindsay and his attempt to be civil, unlike the mean dems. It was hilarious.
I can. It’s their current roles that I have trouble accepting.
@Spanky: Honk if you’re CORONAry.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@MomSense: I believe he is. He’s still in the hospital though.
@MomSense: Sorry, can’t answer that because of HIPAA.
@Jeffro: I’m looking forward to the Omega variant. It’s the last one!
@Ken: Well at least it’s not Covid. phew.
Wait… there’s an anti-racisim baby?!? Maybe this timeline ain’t so bad after all.
Don’t you need to have a heart for that?
@different-church-lady: I suppose that’s better than calling it the final one.
But it won’t be the last variant, and they’ll have to come up with another naming system. A few months ago I suggested Disney princesses; not going to happen, obviously, given how protective they are of their intellectual property.
Am wondering if one of the D’s will ask her about her views on the precedential strength of Sonoma County v Southern Pacific RR
(I think that’s the title of the original ‘corporations are people’ case. My Google-fu faileth.)
Hillary Clinton has tested positive for Covid.
@JAFD: Let’s not. If she denies the persinhood of corporations, that might actually endanger her nomination.
Not that I expect any of that to happen.
@Origuy: Glad that she is vaccinated and the symptoms are mild.
@JAFD: That’s Santa Clara County v Southern Pacific RR.
Damn. All the big shots are getting it all of a sudden.
@Baud: I blame Putin.
Putin prefers polonium.
@J R in WV:
Glad to hear your wife’s doing better.
And Judge Brown Jackson could certainly be excused for feeling like she’s, um, running on empty, after having to put up with the GOP idiot squad for the past two days.
@Baud: My wife spent the day driving up to some garden thing in North Georgia with a couple of friends. One just tested positive so we have to figure out what the fuck to do
J R in WV
Woah! Too weird for me… even Josh
HaterHawley isn’t that strange — or is he?
J R in WV
You should probably both wear masks 24/7 and keep away from each other until you’re sure she didn’t get infected. Outdoors would have probably been cool, but in a car?
Best of luck!! Vaxed will help! Keep us posted!
@J R in WV: Yea, I wasn’t crazy about it but who am I? I change beds in the middle of the night so this won’t be too difficult. Masks in the house, I don’t know but Artie may not get to see the kids in the morning for a while. We are triple vexed so we got that goin for us!
Yes, step on the barricades and shout “Enough!”
Raise the Shield,
Raise the Banner,
What are you waiting for,
@Origuy: That’s me ….
Often wrong, but never in doubt
(now if anyone knows where I stole that line from …)
White & Gold Purgatorian
Very understandable. But are you also triple vaxxed?
@germy: thank you!