GOP Attacks on Brown Jackson Risk Alienating Voters

“Republican senators have a tough job this week as Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson faces questioning from the Judiciary Committee. In many ways, how the GOP side of the dais decides to treat the first Black woman ever nominated to the high court is the opening salvo of what promises to be a bruising midterm election cycle. … They must, all at once, be tough on a liberal federal appellate judge to placate and excite their base ahead of November’s midterm elections. But they also risk further alienating suburban white women and other swing voters who ditched them in 2020 to give Joe Biden the White House and Democrats control of both chambers of Congress.”

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Why do Republicans Oppose Biden’s Promise to Pick a Black Woman for SCOTUS

View of United States Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC.
Five-Thirty-Eight examines the GOP resistance to President Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. In a word, it’s racism.

As Stanford professor and FiveThirtyEight contributor, Hakeem Jefferson, tweeted, “Conservatives didn’t get upset when Trump promised to nominate a woman to the bench because the qualifier ‘white’ was simply implied.” He later added that it’s the misogynoir, or unique biases Black women experience, not the pledge, that is the problem.

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Go Ahead and Secede, Texas, and Make Our Day

“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution.”

— Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West put out a statement Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court tossed its election lawsuit where it belongs.