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Newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has hired four law clerks, and they’re all women. The move was significant for a number of reasons impossible to ignore, including the wave of women around the country who protested his nomination and confirmation because of several women accusing him of sexual assault.

One of the new law clerks is an African-American.

Kim Jackson joined Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen as Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court law clerks. She is a Yale Law School alumnus just like her boss, according to The Washington Post, which also reported that “two of the three African-Americans clerking at the Supreme Court this term previously worked for Kavanaugh.”

The 114th Supreme Court justice was already very familiar with Jackson’s work, as she had previously worked for Kavanaugh while he sat on the appeals court bench.

Kavanaugh said on Monday that he planned to hire the quartet of legal minds before he was officially sworn-in.

“If confirmed, I’ll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all-women law clerks,” he said. “That is who I am.”

The hiring is to counter much of what’s been reported about Kavanaugh’s racist tendencies when it comes to his past cases. They have included, but were not limited to: a dissenting ruling in favor of stop-and-frisk policing; writing about racial profiling that “The desire to remedy societal discrimination is not a compelling interest;” and decidedly opposing affirmative action.

(Never mind Zina Bash, Kavanaugh’s former law clerk, who was caught on camera flashing white supremacist hand signs during his confirmation hearing.)

It will be interesting to see Jackson’s role in Kavanaugh’s rulings that directly affect Black people. One very real possibility could see the now conservative-majority court overturning Obama-era regulations that would adversely affect historically Black colleges and universities.

Employing Jackson, let alone four women, went against a longstanding tradition of little to no diversity among Supreme Court law clerks.

“The research showed that those prestigious one-year clerkships, a golden ticket to a top-tier legal career, were going overwhelmingly to white males,” USA Today reported in January. “Fewer than 2% were African-Americans, 1% were Hispanic, and only a quarter were women.”

Jackson and her fellow Kavanaugh law clerks surely have their work cut out for them, beginning immediately. Kavanaugh was scheduled to hear his first cases as a member of the Supreme Court this week, including one Tuesday dealing with violent crimes and another later in the week centering on immigration detention policies.





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3 thoughts on “Kim Jackson Is Brett Kavanaugh’s Black Supreme Court Law Clerk Pick

  1. Well why wouldn’t a womanizer hire lots of women? So what there’s a token black in the group? I am not impressed by any of that. I care about the decisions that will be made that will affect the rights of millions of people.

  2. No surprise here, if any of the mindless zombie protesters had bothered to look at Kav’s history they would have seen he has a practice of hiring lots of women (which explains why 65 women came out in support of him) it’s funny how Dem’s accused him of lying
    Yet over looked several lie’s and inconsistences from Ms. Ford and then there’s Creepy Porn Lawyer

  3. Mac Daddy not Baby Daddy on said:

    We have no one to blame but ourselves. For too long we have embraced a culture of no snitchin’ and fock the po-po. The mother is correct, if the child was white l, she would have been located, because whites respect the law and work together to solve problems. We are divided and hateful, because that’s what our masters the Democrats want. We are easily controlled that way. In just a few weeks those same masters with the same old rhetoric will be coming for our votes. “They are racist, homophobia, white supremacy, vote for us we’ll give you free shyt”. How’s it working out so far? Wake up and #WalkAway NOW

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