SCOTUS Nominee Jackson Cannot Say When Life Begins

Biden's Nominee Cannot Legally Define When Life Begins

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
March 23, 2022

CAPTIOL HILL – Wednesday, Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) asked President Joe Biden’s (D) Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, a straightforward question. His question was attempting to understand Brown views on when life begins and the point in which life is protected under the United States Constitution at the ongoing Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

“When does life begin?”

Jackson said that she has a religious belief that she sets aside in order to rule on cases in regard to that very question.

Kennedy then posed the question, “When does equal protection of the laws attach to a human being?”

Brown answered with “I actually don’t know the answer to that question. I’m sorry.”

While Biden’s replacement of retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer does not change the balance of power in the High Court, Republicans understand that justices serve life terms. Senate Republicans, like Democrats, must ask hard-hitting questions.

However, Republicans also understand that Jackson is a reflection of Joe Biden. Trying to pick the brain of the Supreme Court nominee could give the GOP a lane to showcase to the nation how Joe Biden feels on certain issues without asking him directly.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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