Join President and Founder Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. along with Co-Host and Chair Board, Daryl D. Jones, Esq., Every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Attorney Daryl Jones and I will rotate in asking questions during the show. The questions included below are designed to provide a guide but are not the only possible questions, nor may they be asked in the exact same order.
Our Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, entitled “Seeking Supreme Justice and the Power of the Vote: The Implications of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation as 116th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. During last week’s show, we discussed the awesome statement “Persevere Through Troubled Seas!” written by Transformative Justice Coalition’s (TJC’s) Co-Leader Daryl D. Jones, Esq and forecasted the impending vote of the US Senate for the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. As anticipated on Thursday, April 7, after a bitter debate, by a vote of 53-47, with 3 Republican and all 50 Democrat members’ votes, the US Senate confirmed Judge Brown Jackson as the 116th Justice of the Supreme Court. This anxiously awaited vote was met with cheers and acclamations on the floor of the Senate and nationwide.
The next day, a rally of celebration was held outside the Supreme Court. In keeping with this historic moment, a nationally televised White House Ceremony was held featuring speeches by the Vice President, the President and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. President Biden took note of the harsh and “vile” treatment of Judge Brown Jackson during the confirmation process but praised her grace and the courage of the three GOP members who voted in favor of her confirmation. Judge Brown Jackson gave an inspirational and gracious speech thanking her family and all who had assisted in the process. She closed her remarks with parts of Maya Angelou’s poem “I Rise” which brought more cheers and tears to an emotional and jubliant gathering.
Today’s show will feature Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones in discussion with Judge Alexander Williams, Retired; and Tanya Clay House, Esq., Chair of the National Bar Association’s Civil Rights Division and one of the nation’s most prominent voting rights experts.
In the first and second segments of the show we will reflect on the good, bad and the ugly of the confirmation process for Judge Brown Jackson. We will look back on the decades-long battle for the fight for Black women to be on the Supreme Court. And we will review the public commentary on the impact of the confirmation process.
We will discuss the impact of the continuing post-confirmation disrespectful, racist antics on display by several senators, especially the “Gang of Five”: Senators Lindsey Graham, Josh Hawley, Marcia Blackburn, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton. During the Thursday vote but notably in post-confirmation statements and social media these Senators have defended their actions and doubled-down on their ugly baseless attack on Judge Brown Jackson accusing her of being soft on crime, out of the mainstream of judicial sentencing in pornography cases, dishonest in not sharing her judicial philosophy, dishonest in not sharing her perspectives on who is a woman, a hidden believer in Critical Race Theory and Court Packing, and being a radical leftist activist jurist.
As previously noted, probably the most nonsensical allegation against her was that she had refused to answer the questions of the Gang of Five. In reality, she spent 23+ hours before the SJC being interrogated and wrote answers to 1500 questions.
Public polling continue to show a strong majority of Americans agree with her confirmation. And her public popularity is strong as she is being celebrated by many girls and women as a positive role model. Her love of the goals and aspirations of the Constitution has refocused a new generation on the positive attributes of becoming members of the legal profession.
In the third and fourth segments we will explore the broader future implications of her confirmation including her likely influence on the Supreme Court, the federal and state judiciary and the legal profession. Lastly, we will discuss the continuing fight for African American women to achieve more presence and diversity in government, particularly the US Senate and so many other sectors in the US political sphere.
Time permitting we will discuss the ongoing troubling consequences and legacy of the Clarence Thomas confirmation. In particular, we will examine the latest ethical conflict posed by his wife’s direct communications with Mark Meadows, former White House Chief of Staff, attempting subversion of the 2020 election results and her connections to the January 6th Insurrection. A major controversy is waging as to whether or not Judge Clarence Thomas should have recused himself from earlier considerations by the Court of issues related to the 2020 elections and prior and upcoming cases.
These are the issues we will cover during this show.
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The topic of our April 12, 2022 show is “Seeking Supreme Justice and the Power of the Vote: The Implications of the Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation as the 116th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.” With the confirmation by the US Senate of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court a major milestone has been achieved as a “steel curtain” has been destroyed opening up new pathways for African American women achievement. Still this achievement was not without its pitfalls and hurdles. Throughout the confirmation battle, TJC Co-Leaders, Daryl D. Jones, Esq., and Barbara R. Arnwine, were on the frontlines of advocating for Judge Brown Jackson’s confirmation through TV and radio show appearances, social media messaging and with the publication of the TJC Statement “Preserve Through Troubled Seas.” Indeed, Co-Leader Arnwine had been engaged in the fight for a Black woman Supreme Court nominee for decades. Our show will discuss the many implications and ramifications of this confirmation and the ascendancy of this new justice.
The themes and subjects of our show this week are drawn from the top headlines regarding the Supreme Court battles and are necessitated by the overall failure of the some in the media to capture the broader meaning of the Judge Jackson Brown confirmation. Besides offering our unique, pointed, and insightful commentary on these events, we will discuss next steps in which our listeners can impact the fight for a fair and more diverse judiciary.
Honorable Judge Alexander Williams (Retired) served as federal judge on the United States District Court for the Districet of Maryland from September 2, 1994 to January 3, 2014.
Tanya Clay House is Chair of the Civil Rights Section of the National Bar Association and is one of our nation’s most prominent voting rights experts.
SEGMENT ONE AND SEGMENT TWO
SEGMENTS THREE & FOUR