When Joe Biden promised to nominate an African-American woman to the Supreme Court in order to secure the endorsement of Rep. James Clyburn and along with it victory in the South Carolina Democratic Primary conservatives saw it as another bit of race-based pandering by Biden. Little did they realize at the time how such pandering could contribute to going soft on one of the darkest and most troubling trends in criminal behavior – the growth of child pornography and pedophilia – something far removed from the “woke” social justice agenda they feared a Biden nominee might advance.
But then Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The Article III Project (A3P) has released research demonstrating a deeply disturbing and dangerous pattern of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s leniency on sex offenders and child predators.
“It just keeps getting worse. It’s now clear why the Biden administration does not want this side of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s history to get out. Jackson’s record shielding child predators from the punishment and justice they deserve should trouble every sane person. Judge Jackson went to bat for those who prey on the most vulnerable members of society. Judge Jackson must explain herself at her upcoming hearing. If she fails to adequately justify her disturbing record, every senator who votes for her must be held accountable,” said Mike Davis, Founder and President of the Article III Project.
According to the A3P research, Ketanji Brown Jackson consistently said sentences and punishments for sex offenders generally were too harsh and stigmatizing. Specifically, when she worked on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Jackson declared that mandatory minimums for sex offenders targeting children as “excessively severe and might be applied inconsistently.” Additionally, she believed reforms for these minimums will “bring these guidelines into the 21st century,” in spite of several reforms to the law already enacted during the 21st century. The full research document can be found here.
The Article III Project (A3P) was founded by veteran GOP operative and attorney Mike Davis, who, after helping win the Senate confirmation battles of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, developed the reputation as a “take-no-prisoners conservative eager to challenge the left with hardball tactics,” as reported in The New York Times. A3P defends constitutionalist judges, punches back on radical assaults on judicial independence (like court-packing) and opposes judicial and other nominees who are outside of the mainstream.
Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.
The full research document on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson can be found here.