Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Judge is not a Biologist

From today's confirmation hearing:
During the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson refused to define what a “woman” is, deferring instead to scientific experts.

When asked to define “woman” by Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn, she replied, “I can’t…I’m not a biologist.” Blackburn shot back, “The meaning of the word woman is so unclear and controversial that you can’t give me a definition?”

“Senator, in my work as a judge, what I do is I address disputes. If there’s a dispute about a definition, people make arguments and I look at the law and I decide,” Jackson added, reiterating the methodical judicial approach she has historically applied.

She probably thought that this was a safe answer, but I am afraid it is not. Soon, the liberals on the Court will say that being a woman is not defined by biology, but by a stated preference for that gender identity.

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