US Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson formally welcomed to a Supreme Court she will help to shape
Supreme Court starts new term in political spotlight, tilted right
An empowered conservative majority of the Supreme Court begins a new term next week replete with cases that could reshape how the country considers social issues such as race in elections and higher education, after decisions from the last term brought the justices to the forefront of the nation’s politics. The justices will hear arguments […] The post Supreme Court starts new term in political spotlight, tilted right appeared first on Roll Call.
WASHINGTON – Now it'sturn to ask the questions.
After enduring an at-times bitter Senate confirmation this year, the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court will take her seat behind the court's mahogany bench Friday at a. Three days later, she will take part in her first oral argument – delving into an environmental case that has .
The focus on Jackson, theto the nation's highest court, has come with a good deal of theorizing about how she might influence an institution . In the politically charged cases, it's a good bet Jackson will be in dissent just like the justice she replaced, .
Jackson set to make Supreme Court debut in brief ceremony
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is making her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief courtroom ceremony three days ahead of the start of the high court's new term. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses are expected Friday at the invitation-only ceremonial investiture for Jackson, the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. During the ceremony the 52-year-old Jackson will follow the custom of every other new justice since 1972 and sit in a chair that once belonged to John Marshall, who served as chief justice for 34 years in the early 1800s.
But that doesn't mean she won't have an impact.
"Any justice brings their own background and perspective to the court in a way that can change the chemistry – not radically, necessarily, not in a way that will change the outcome in terms of votes, but it may change some of the quality and reasoning of the decision," said Janai Nelson, president and director-counsel of the Legal Defense Fund.
As a Black woman, Nelson said, Jackson brings aand historic. Her arrival marks the first time four women have served together as justices and the first time women and people of color outnumber white men.
"There’s no question she will be educating her colleagues in many ways," Nelson said.
Kagan warns the Supreme Court must 'act like a court' to keep Americans' faith
Her remarks come after a term in which the 6-3 majority consistently decided the big cases in ways that aligned closely with conservative views.As the high court readied itself for another consequential term, Kagan used a series of public appearances to describe how she believes the court should function – and to warn that Americans will lose faith if the institution is viewed as another political branch.
Jackson became an associate justice in June after taking one oath of office fromand another from Breyer, who retired at the end of the term. Friday's tightly choreographed investiture is ceremonial, a way for colleagues to formally welcome her. It will also underscore the historic nature of her appointment and the first time a justice nominated by a Democratic president has been seated since 2010.
President, and Vice President Kamala Harris will both attend the ceremony, the White House said Thursday.
A recent tradition by Supreme Court standards, Chief Justice Warren Burger arranged the first such ceremony in 1970 to welcome. Burger also started the tradition of having the new justice sit in a chair in the early 19th century. The clerk will read the commission and Jackson will take the seat reserved for the least-senior justice at the far right end of the bench.
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The growing furor of professors who have had enough.Four years later, the justices completely shattered whatever remaining optimism Bridges could muster about the court by overruling Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. When the decision came down on June 24, she got a migraine for the first time in a decade. The image of the court as a majestic guardian of liberty was, she concluded, “a complete lie.” And it wasn’t just about her own personal feelings, either: Now she had to teach her students about the work of an institution that made her sick to contemplate.
No cameras are allowed in the courtroom but Jackson and Roberts will walk down the front steps of the building together after the ceremony, posing for photographers.
Jackson, 52, spent a year on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before that she served for eight years as a U.S. District judge, making her one of two justices with experience presiding over a trial court. Her years as aand as will likely give Jackson an especially strong insight into federal criminal cases, experts said.
"Being on the court is a long-term proposition," said Doug Jones, the former Alabama senator and Democrat who helped guide Jackson through her confirmation.
"She always talked about the way that Justice Breyer would try to go and talk to other justices, to get their thoughts and work through issues. Her whole history has been doing that," Jones said. "At this time in the court's history, we need someone that all the justices will respect who can do that. From the outside looking in, you don't know whether that's happening as much as it should be happening anymore. But I think she will at least give it everything she's got to do that."
Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson says people approach her with 'a profound sense of pride' over her appointment to the high court
"They stare at me as if to say, 'Look at what we've done this is what we can accomplish if we put our minds to it,'" Jackson said on Friday.The opinion was written by Justice Samuel Alito and supported by conservative justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, three of whom were appointed by former President Donal Trump.
Jackson has already taken part in a number of high-profile emergency cases over the summer. In July, theto be allowed to prioritize certain immigrants for deportation. Jackson sided with the court's two other liberals, dissenting from the decision to deny the Biden administration's enforcement request, and , a conservative.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court backed an LGBTQ student group seeking recognition at an, temporarily requiring the school to allow the group to meet on campus while the litigation continues – though the recognition. Jackson was in the majority in that 5-4 decision.
The Supreme Court begins a new term Monday in which the justices will tackle a number of controversial issues, includingat Harvard College and the University of North Carolina, questions about the way and a to a Colorado law that bars discrimination against LGBTQ residents.
Those cases will be argued and decided asfrom the court's , the 1973 ruling that established a constitutional right to abortion. Though that decision was celebrated on the right, a series of recent polls have indicated waning confidence in the high court.
'Tu stultus es.' The Onion wades into Supreme Court case with legal argument crafted as parody
The Onion filed an unusual 23-page brief at the Supreme Court this week that captured the attention of court watchers on the opening day of the term.But then again, The Onion is a special kind of amicus curiae.
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