The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is Ketanji Brown Jackson, an American attorney and jurist who has served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021. She is a current nominee for the Supreme Court, awaiting confirmation in the Senate.
This week, the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee held hearings for her nomination and from the GOP perspective, it’s been a totally absurd, partisan shitshow. Judge Jackson is perhaps one of the most qualified, competent Supreme Court nominees in decades, certainly way more qualified than either Brett Kavanaugh or Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s last two nominees and now SCOTUS justices.
And Judge Jackson, given the ultra-partisan hatchet job the Republican senators on the committee attempted, comported herself with dignity and grace. I’m not going to go into all the gory details about how the Republican senators embarrassed themselves with their ludicrous cross examination. You can Google it if you want to. Or better yet, read this excellent post from fellow blogger Jill Dennison.
If When confirmed, Judge Jackson will not only have more experience than four of the current Supreme Court justices combined, she will also be the first and only justice with experiences as a public defender. So Ketanji Brown Jackson is, without hesitation, my designation for this week’s Who Won the Week.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?