FreedomWorks Statement in Response to President Biden’s Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Biden nominating Judge Jackson to replace Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Judge Jackson deserves a fair and impartial hearing where her experience, previous opinions, and judicial philosophy can be examined by senators fulfilling their constitutional duty.”

“When it comes to judicial philosophy, Judge Jackson must be questioned about President Biden’s recent comments about the need for an ‘evolving Constitution’ and a nominee that believes ‘all the Amendments mean something, including the 9th Amendment.’ If Judge Jackson embraces President Biden’s understanding of the Constitution, she should be rejected.”

“In addition, senators must question Judge Jackson over how she interprets the Constitution and what role the Supreme Court plays in our constitutional system. If Judge Jackson refuses to embrace public meaning originalism, or the theory that the original meaning of the Constitution binds the justices when they interpret the Constitution, she should be rejected. Justices on the Supreme Court that refuse to understand the constitutional limits on their own power can quickly become activists that make decisions based on opinion polls and not the text or original meaning of the Constitution. Senators must thoroughly question Judge Jackson to determine where she stands on these issues. When it comes to lifetime appointments, senators must live up to their constitutionally assigned duty of advice and consent.”