The first Black female Supreme Court Justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson, in her first year on the bench last year, was a focal point of attention. This was due to several controversies surrounding her actions and opinions.
An ethics complaint filed by the conservative Center for Renewing America accused Justice Jackson of repeatedly failing to disclose her husband’s income from medical malpractice consulting fees.
The complaint highlighted admissions in her amended disclosure form for 2020, submitted during her nomination process, where she acknowledged omissions regarding her husband’s income. The Center urges the Judicial Conference to refer the complaint to Attorney General Merrick Garland for a thorough investigation.
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He pointed out that Jackson made multiple amendments just three days after her nomination by President Biden, amendments that were not thoroughly discussed during her confirmation hearings. This raised questions about the differing levels of scrutiny faced by different justices regarding disclosure issues.
In a notable dissent during the June ruling on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, Justice Jackson criticized the majority opinion that deemed affirmative action policies in college admissions unconstitutional.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s first year on the Supreme Court was undeniably eventful, marked by controversies that brought her decisions and actions into the spotlight.
As the legal landscape continues to evolve, Justice Jackson’s role on the bench is likely to remain a subject of keen observation and discussion.