Ketanji Brown Jackson Refuses to Dignify TERFy Question With a Response

Ketanji Brown Jackson is well on her way to confirmation as a Supreme Court nominee. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. 

During her hearings, Senator Marsha Blackburn asked her to define what a woman is – you know, as one does. Jackson refused to answer the question. “I’m not a biologist,” she simply explained. The question came after a long day of questioning specifically focused on issues such as race, gender and judicial philosophy. 

The question also comes after the uproar of trans swimmer Lia Thomas winning the NCAA swimming championship. “Just last week, an entire generation of young girls watched as our taxpayer-funded institutions permitted a biological man to compete [against] and beat a biological woman in the NCAA women’s swimming championships,” Blackburn TERFily stated in reference to the college swimmer.

Basically, political officials are on the hunt to see who Jackson would be as a Supreme Court Justice. With President Biden’s historic pick for the court, it seems that these political officials are adamant to see if Jackson would not only be a fair judge, but if she would take on the role of activist by using progressive political theory to shape policy. 

But Jackson is unphased. As an associate justice of the Supreme Court, she will have to instill fair judgment outside of sociopolitical theory regardless of her or Blackburn’s personal beliefs. And she makes that very clear. “Senator, in my work as a judge, what I do is I address disputes. If there’s a dispute about a definition, people make arguments, and I look at the law and I decide​.”

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