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.
This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is, once again, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. I selected her a few weeks ago in this post for having had to sit through a ridiculous partisan attack by Republican senators during her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As I noted, during that political witch hunt, Judge Jackson comported herself with dignity and grace.
This past week, Jackson’s nomination was put before the entire U.S. Senate. She needed 50 votes (out of 100) to have her nomination confirmed. She ended up get 53 votes when three Republican senators had the courage to cross party lines and voted to confirm her.
But 47 Republican senators voted against Judge Jackson, despite the fact that she is an exceptionally well-qualified jurist whose credentials, experience, and evenhanded approach to the administration of justice made her an outstanding candidate for the Supreme Court.
There are only three reasons that these Republican senators felt compelled to vote against her nomination. First, she’s a woman. There are already three female justices on the Supreme Court. Isn’t that enough? And she’s black, too. How many black justices does America’s Supreme Court really need? But most important she’s a black woman. We can’t have that, can we?
Anyway, justice prevailed (pun intended) and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to be the next justice of the SCOTUS. Congratulations to her…and to America.
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.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?