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Self-Preservation, Not Evaluation Drives Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

The Senate will soon have a chance to vote on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a Supreme Court justice.  There will be much debate about the nominee’s credentials and judicial philosophy.  Senators will muse about whether she is sufficiently faithful to the Constitution and whether she will be overly activist.  They will probe her past decisions and her judicial temperament.  But the process is for show.  Almost all Republicans knew how they would vote on Biden’s nominee, even before he announced it would be Jackson.  The aim of Republican research will be constructing plausible justifications for opposing her, rather than seriously considering her merits.... Read More

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