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Bittersweet

On June 30, 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court making her the first Black woman to hold this position. I recall how much pride and emotion her nomination held for me and so many others.

But, I feel sorry for her. Does she still want the position? The precedent that the majority of SCOTUS just overturned of Roe v Wade is a slippery slope for so many other freedoms and attacks on privacy. (I bet Loving v Virginia remains intact. Not that it shouldn’t, but the hypocrisy is blatant.) A precedent that was not found faulty in its legal foundation but rather the personal opinions of justices…

What’s worse is that on the proverbial other hand, recent rulings have upheld loosened gun laws, greater latitude for possible infringement on individual rights (by police and politicians), blurred separation of church and state and regulations that impede climate change.

U.S. History shows us that SCOTUS can be expanded if and when necessary, but unfortunately I don’t imagine Biden would take that bold step. Nor do I envision him changing the lifetime term.

As a lifetime position, there is time for the tide to shift. However, in the meantime, how many minority opinions will she, Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan write?

 

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A Young Man Died…

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was killed, actually… At the end of the day, let’s not lose that within the legal manuevering.

This morning, a Harvard law professor had this to say of the Zimmerman trial.

If nothing else, this trial is certain to reveal society’s ills.

To say the least…

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Civil Rights, Family, History, Politics, Race, Youth

 

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Better Late Than Never…

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Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will swear in Montgomery County, Maryland’s first African American, female district court judge today. Karla Smith is a former prosecutor and assistant state’s attorney. Prior to this appointment, Smith headed the county’s family violence court, prosecuting for violations of child abuse, domestic violence and elderly abuse.

But she claims motherhood as her primary role.

 
 

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