Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Is a Consolation Prize

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (Wikicango / CC-BY-SA)

After a long series of hearings filled with many frustrating episodes of foolishness from the Republican opposition, Ketanji Brown Jackson was finally confirmed as the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. It’s a moment as historic as it is inconsequential.

Of course, that’s no knock on Jackson. She has impeccable credentials plus a solid record as a…

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Justin Ward

Justin Ward

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD