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Maya Mukherjee

Thoughts on Justice Jackson

Student, staff opinions on new Supreme Court justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

May 24, 2022

“I think it was definitely long overdue and I haven’t done a lot of research on her views but assuming she was appointed by Biden, I’m gonna go with she’s probably pretty liberal. I think it’s definitely needed on the bench, especially now that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no longer there. I think we’ve seen, it’s slightly leaning right, so I think it was definitely time for someone to fill more seats on the left end of the spectrum.”

— Natalia Cossio, senior

 

 

“I think she has a really interesting background as a public defender, which is unusual for the Supreme Court and exciting, and I’m curious to see how she’ll be able to shape it in the years to come. I feel like she’s facing an uphill battle, as all liberals are on the court right now, so once the tides turn on the court, and it’s a little more even, I think we’re going to see what she’s made of, which is exciting.”

— Caitlin Drewes, history teacher

 

 

“I think that it’s great to have the first African American woman on the Senate because it shows the progress that we have made as a country in terms of diversity among the court system. I support her as she is a very qualified woman. She rose through the court system starting in private practice, continued through the Circuit courts, and now being appointed to the Supreme Court.”

 

— Aditya Romfh, freshman

 

 

 

“I think it’s definitely a step forward in the right direction that this country and politically that we just need. Even just need to see, because I think it’s just like, being the first step to greater forward movement. Like, for people to see that, it will spark new similar things.”

 

— Owen Rice, senior

 

 

 

“I’m super excited that she’s nominated and brought in, and I think it’s great representation that finally we have a Black woman in the Supreme Court. And I think that’s going to be really big for young girls growing up, because they finally have someone to look to as a role model.”

 

— Isabella Otteson, senior

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