Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson says her passing mention of critical race theory in a 2015 speech was about “sentencing policy and all of the different academic disciplines that might relate to it.” She said the theory has not been a part of any decisions she has made as a judge.
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In the first day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn echoed a party talking point, saying that Jackson used her “time and talent not to serve our nation’s veterans or other vulnerable groups, but to provide free legal services to help terrorists get out of Gitmo and go back to the fight.” Jackson was a federal public defender on four cases, in which the men were not convicted, and continued to represent one man when she worked for a private firm.