I need to make posts of my “random photos” more often. It has been almost five years since the last one, and so I’ve built up quite a backlog. Sorry.
If you’re friends with me on Facebook you very well might have seen
some of these before. Some are just “artistic” photos, some are cute or
weird pics of my pets, and some are just funny or unique things I’ve
found while I have been out and about. Enjoy.
President Joe Biden (D) will nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the
United States Supreme Court. Jackson is a judge on the United States
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Jackson would replace Justice
Stephen Breyer, who announced last month that he intends to retire at
the end of the court’s current term. Breyer is part of the court’s
“liberal” wing and an advocate of the living constitution school of
jurisprudence. Jackson is also generally considered to be a “liberal”
judge, so her nomination is unlikely to shift the ideological balance of
Jackson worked as a law clerk for Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S.
District Court for the District of Massachusetts, for Judge Bruce M.
Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and for Breyer
on the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also worked in private practice.
In 2009, Jackson was nominated by President Barack Obama (D) to serve
as vice chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and she was confirmed
by unanimous consent in the Senate. In 2012, Obama nominated her to the
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and she was later
confirmed by voice vote. Biden nominated Jackson to the U.S. Court of
Appeals in 2021 and she was confirmed in a 53-44 vote.
The U.S. Senate is likely to hold hold hearings and a vote on confirmation some time in the coming weeks and months. The U.S. Constitution charges the Senate with providing “advice and consent” on presidential nominations to the Supreme Court.
Do you like pie graphs? I hope so. This post is going to have pie graphs.
I started making formal political endorsements on this website in
2004, a little more than four years after I turned eighteen and gained
the right to vote. Since then I have evaluated in-writing every
candidate and every issue that has appeared on my ballot. That’s 227
candidates for 95 offices and 61 yes/no ballot issues. So there’s plenty
of stuff that you can go back and read and get me “canceled” for.
Every so often, I look back at my statistics to see if I can discern
any trends or interesting tidbits. That’s what this post is about. So if
you have no interest in a bunch of statistical data about my personal
politics, you should probably just click away now. I’ll have something
else for you to read soon.
Scott Bradford has been
putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew
what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the
public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent
constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited
government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the
Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration
from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass
guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur
radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.
Ketanji Brown Jackson
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