If there was any doubt about the mentality Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was recently confirmed as an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court, will bring to the Court, that was dispelled by today’s interview by the Washington Post. Jackson was asked the following:
Q: What was your response when you when you saw the draft leak [of a Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade]?
A: Everybody who is familiar with the court and the way in which it works was shocked by that. Such a departure from normal order.
Q: Do you think it was a good thing or a bad thing?
A: I can’t answer that.
Q: What do you think about peaceful protests outside of Supreme Court justices’ homes?
A: I don’t have any comment.
Why, in the name of all that is sane, couldn’t she say that the leak, which is against Court rules and is an attack on the integrity of the Court, is a bad thing? She is not restricted from commenting because the Chief Justice himself called the act a betrayal of the Court. One can only conclude that this demonstrates a mentality so wedded to the Left that she is unable to voice the slightest criticism of clearly inappropriate behavior. And if she cannot bring herself to denounce an obvious wrong, how in the world will she avoid patterning her opinions to please the Left? One can only hope that such full-throated partisanship will not be the voice of the majority.
And as to protests outside the justices’ homes, she has no comment. In this instance, one may say in her defense that she has to maintain impartiality lest cases of that nature come before her as a judge. And were it not for her refusal to call the leak a bad thing, that concern could be dismissed. But given the context of the questions, impartiality is not likely what she had in mind. Rather, her strident militancy for all things political is what propels her answers. No wonder her nomination was pushed by the most radical elements of the political Left.
This is what we get when Democrats grab power—kooks on steroids.