Joe Biden picked the most left-wing judge on his shortlist for the Supreme Court. The Committee for Justice noted that, in this statement by its president, Curt Levey, on Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court:
In nominating Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court, President Biden has caved to the left wing of his party, as he has done so often throughout his presidency and as he did when handling judicial nominees on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Biden has given in to the demands of groups on the far left, who made it clear they wanted Justice Breyer replaced by Judge Jackson, whose liberal judicial activism, resistance to President Trump, and charged rhetoric in opinions has made her a darling of progressives.President Biden has promised moderation and unity since he announced his campaign and even pretended to be looking for a Supreme Court nominee who could get GOP support. Instead, Biden chose the more divisive of the potential nominees on his short list of black women. He chose to listen to [the left-wing group] Demand Justice instead of the recommendations of Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn and of Republicans who signaled that they could support moderate liberals on the short list, specifically Judge Michelle Childs—Clyburn’s pick—and Judge Leondra Kruger.Biden’s choice might be understandable if Judge Jackson were otherwise the best pick from the short list. But that’s not the case….Biden chose a Supreme Court nominee whose opinion writing was found, by legal writing expert Ross Guberman, to be less impressive than Judge Kruger’s and who has a propensity for being reversed on appeal, perhaps because her opinions often stretch the law to reach progressive outcomes.Moreover, if President Biden were looking for real diversity on the Supreme Court, Judge Childs would have been an obvious pick. While Jackson went to Harvard for both college and law school, Childs attended a college and law school that would be welcome additions to the Ivy League resumes of most of the Court.