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Feb 25 2022
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, offered his "praise" to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, to whom he is related by marriage, in a tweet Friday.
While they are politically at odds, the former Republican politician vouched for Jackson's character after she was nominated to become the first black female justice by President Joe Biden on Friday.Washington Examiner
Feb 25 2022
President Joe Biden on Friday will nominate federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the matter, making her the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed segregation.
In Jackson, Biden delivers on a campaign promise to make the historic appointment andAssociated Press Politics & Fact Check
Jun 24 2020
It's part of the Stop Hate For Profit campaign, which calls on Facebook to have stricter measures against racist and hateful content.
Ben and Jerry's Tweeted that it "will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the US".
Facebook has said it is committed to "advancing equity and racial justice".BBC News
Apr 08 2022
'A wonderful day': Ketanji Brown Jackson historic Supreme Court confirmation celebrated at White House
President Joe Biden marked the Senate's historic confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson in a ceremony at the White House Friday, giving the White House and Democratic allies an opportunity to celebrate the first Black woman headed to the Supreme Court.
Jackson, delivering an emotional speech, began her remarks by thanking God, the president and vice president, and members of the SenateUSA TODAY
Apr 06 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was already held in favorable regard by the American public before the Supreme Court nominee sat for Senate confirmation hearings. But her popularity grew even more after the hearings, thanks to a tag team of Republicans who sought to portray her as soft on child pornography criminals, uncertain about the definition of a woman, and a fan of critical race theory.Daily Beast
Apr 10 2020
Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of the evangelical Liberty University, has long positioned himself as a torch-bearer of free expression. "Free speech and intellectual diversity are two of the most important pillars of a college education," he wrote last June. "That's why I urge every college and university in the country to encourage open political discourse on their own campuses—just as we doReason
Apr 04 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic nomination to be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court moved one step closer Monday afternoon.
The 22-member Senate Judiciary Committee, which is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, voted along party lines for an 11-11 tie, rather than offering a "favorable" or "unfavorable" recommendation.
Though the tie vote adds aUSA TODAY
Jul 07 2020
Brown boys my age engage in the most violent projections of the patriarchy. The diaspora in New York City represents a microcosm of south Asia — its vibrancy, its colorful culture — but it rears the ugly head too often, whether it be divisions of religions, nationalism, or of course, a very carefully constructed misogyny. It doesn’t come from Islam, and yet religion is used as a defense fromBrown Girl Magazine
Jun 29 2022
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a political enigma. The Harvard and Yale-educated attorney has accomplished what numerous conservative politicians — among them Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and fellow-Floridian Marco Rubio — have tried and failed to do in the wake of Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party: position himself as the ultimate insider with the outsider cred toThe Hill
Jun 28 2022
Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 in prison Tuesday for her role in helping powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls, capping off a dramatic fall from grace for the British socialite turned-convicted sex-trafficker.
US District Judge Alison Nathan said the sentence of 240 months was “sufficient and not greater than necessary,” for Maxwell, who earlier addressed the courtNew York Post (News)