Joe Biden knew what he was doing when he nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Highest Court. He wanted a extremist “progressive.”
Now Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has made an utterly chilling claim about the First Amendment that should scare everyone.
When Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, everyone knew it would be an intense showdown because his confirmation would mean conservatives carried a 5-4 majority.
And oh did it ever give us fireworks.
Then when Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed and Trump got yet another pick for the Highest Court in the land, Democrats lost their minds as Amy Coney Barrett cemented a conservative majority at 6-3.
Joe Biden assumed office in January 2021 and Democrats were desperate to do something about the Supreme Court’s new deep conservative majority, even if they couldn’t completely reverse it.
Their solution was to force the aging liberal Justice Stephen Breyer out the door so they could replace him with a young pick who was the most radical progressive the bench had ever seen.
That’s where Ketanji Brown Jackson comes in.
She’s certainly the most extreme liberal in modern politics that the Supreme Court has ever had on the bench. She makes Ruth Bader Ginsburg look like a tried and true conservative.
Justice Jackson made that clear with her latest comments she made during a case involving the First Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution.
The case brought to the High Court involves a website designer who respectfully declined to design a wedding website for a same-sex couple due to her religious beliefs.
Ketanji Brown Jackson seemed to indicate she would like to see the Christian website designer forced to build the website for the couple, but her reasoning stands out as particularly odd.
She argued that the website designer not building the site is tantamount to a photographer taking Christmas photos that look like they are from the 1940s and 1950s denying a black family because of the of the color of their skin.
It’s unclear if Jackson is aware that black people lived in America and celebrated Christmas in the 1940s and 1950s.
“Their policy is that only white children can be photographed with Santa in this way, because that’s how they view the scenes with Santa that they’re trying to depict,” Jackson said.
USA Today reports:
Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson questioned whether, under the website designer’s approach, a photography studio could say it wanted to shoot and sell photographs harkening to widely recognized images of Christmas from the 1940s and 1950s that featured only white children with Santa Claus. Could that photographer stage only white children and decline to take pictures of Black children for the product?
KBJ definitely made the most ridiculous arguments of the day, for sure.
Justice Clarence Thomas brought some sensibility to the case noting that a company building a website isn’t like a hotel or a restaurant that simply provides a blind service that has nothing to do with personal religious beliefs, much like a wedding does.
“This is not a hotel, this is not a restaurant, this is not a riverboat or train,” Justice Clarence Thomas noted.
Justice Amy Barrett added to Thomas’s arguments saying the website designer is on strong ground “when you’re talking about her sitting down and designing and coming up with the graphics to customize them for the couple.”
Most outlets have indicated that the Supreme Court seems to have largely agreed with the idea of giving the Christian website designer the religious liberty to deny the service of building a website to someone who is engaging in a practice that is anti-Christian.
We will have to wait until June when the ruling is expected to see how the Justices vote, though.
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