Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s racist Christmas-themed assumption in a Supreme Court case about free speech and gay rights was slammed by Twitter users as “weird and outlandish.”
The court discussed whether Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws violated the First Amendment by forcing a website designer to create a same-sex marriage website.
The Supreme Court’s newest justice has raised eyebrows for suggesting that a designer’s argument could be used to condone racial discrimination against people of color in a hypothetical “It’s a Wonderful Life” photo shoot or a Santa-themed vintage shoot featuring only white clients.
“Why isn’t your argument that they should be able to do it and maybe they are?” he asked about shooting Santa. In the questions that followed, he cited the film analogy.
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“I want to make videos for ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ and because I know this movie so well, I want to be authentic, so only white kids and families can be customers for this product,” he said.
The justice’s proposed scenario of the Christmas classic was derided by conservative lawyers and commentators on Twitter.
Roger Severino of the Heritage Foundation said he made a “weird,” “allegory of white supremacy.”
“KBJ suggests that ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ can be used as an allegory for white supremacy. Even hypothetically, it’s unusual and only someone who’s engaged in critical race theory would come up with it,” he wrote. he’s on twitter.
In a follow-up tweet, Severino criticized Justice for creating a “family feel-good classic” about “structural racism.”
“Why Critical Race Theory Must Undermine Absolutely Everything. Even [movie protagonist] George Bailey? Really? – he asked.
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Describing oral arguments, Ilya Shapiro of the Manhattan Institute described the hypothesis as “funny, creative, and weird.”
Republican aide Steve Gust also called the comments “wild” and “shocking,” while Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott mocked the justice as “really smart” with “excellent legal points.”
Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first black woman on the Supreme Court on June 30 of this year. It was narrowly approved in the Senate, 53-47.
Her “What is a Woman?” His answer to the question caused criticism and ridicule in social networks.