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Supreme Court nominee Jackson doesn't
'quite remember the basis' for Dred Scott decision

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Posted By: shalimar, 3/22/2022 4:07:31 PM

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who President Biden nominated to the Supreme Court to become the first ever Black female justice, admitted Tuesday that she could not recall the basis for the infamous Dred Scott decision, which in 1857 said that a Black person whose ancestors had been slaves could not be an American citizen. The case came up during Jackson’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, when she faced questioning from Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. Cornyn brought up the concept of substantive due process, a legal doctrine utilized to expand the Constitution’s due process clause to protect various rights not enumerated in the Constitution.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 3/22/2022 4:17:15 PM (No. 1106959)
Affirmative action idiot, AND a racist hater.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: gop_guys 3/22/2022 4:20:03 PM (No. 1106966)
Affirmative action for the Supreme Court? Heaven help us!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: qr4j 3/22/2022 4:21:46 PM (No. 1106971)
Dred Scott. Hmm. Pretty basic history for an judge who seeks to serve on the highest court of the land.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Venturer 3/22/2022 4:21:49 PM (No. 1106972)
Wow I would think that decision would be remembered by every black lawyer.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: smsnod 3/22/2022 4:23:06 PM (No. 1106975)
She should have taken more “African-American studies” classes. Or maybe some of that radical right wing, “white privilege”, “raaacist” American History in high school.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby 3/22/2022 4:26:16 PM (No. 1106978)
How convenient!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jhpeters2 3/22/2022 4:26:42 PM (No. 1106979)
0bama got that question wrong too. Helluva Constitutional scholar, or so he says.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lazyman 3/22/2022 4:36:46 PM (No. 1106988)
She is black so in law school they just passed her.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: marbles 3/22/2022 4:41:18 PM (No. 1106992)
She went to law school? It was a landmark decision
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GoodDeal 3/22/2022 5:13:47 PM (No. 1107008)
That's because she is a political hack and a complete moronic idiot racist to the bone. But no worries, Mitch will vote to confirm her because he does not want to take hits on the Sunday morning talk shows that's he's a racist woman of color hater. Lindsay and Murkowski and Romney plus the rest of the RINOs will go along with it. She said she has no judicial philosophy because she does not want to answer questions about it. Rejected right there. Boom. Get someone else.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rather Read 3/22/2022 5:14:30 PM (No. 1107009)
Dear Lord!! My old white self learned this back in the 60's from some really good teachers.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimboscott 3/22/2022 6:46:24 PM (No. 1107072)
I learned this one... and about 100 other landmark Supreme Court decisions in my senior year in HIGH SCHOOL.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/22/2022 6:58:29 PM (No. 1107084)
Yes.... but was she asked about parties she attended in high school?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: volksford 3/22/2022 6:59:03 PM (No. 1107085)
Stop beating around the bush , she is is the latest Affirmative Action loser , the whole damn country knows it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Namma 3/22/2022 7:01:34 PM (No. 1107087)
She didn’t know she is not the first black women nominated for the Supreme Court. Janie Brown was nominated by President Bush. The person who lead the opposition to the nomination was Joe robinette Biden. Assured everyone the Judge Brown would not get on the bench.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Newtsche 3/22/2022 7:08:41 PM (No. 1107093)
A monkey wrench in the machine really doesn't need to know anything.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 3/22/2022 8:12:05 PM (No. 1107123)
It is remarkable that this esteemed jurist cannot give an opinion on one of the most notorious SC decisions ever. This is doubly so since she is a grievance mongering POC. You would think this was one case that she would know inside and out, as I'm sure she would be quick to trot out the old "three-fifths of a person" bee ess. One might argue that it was the case that drove the abolitionists crazy leading to an all or none attitude toward the southern slave states. It is a stain on the history of the court; a decision delivered by a Democrat justice.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: danu 3/22/2022 10:37:59 PM (No. 1107229)
Heavens to Harris, another woman who can't tell her own posterior from third base.
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