A3P Statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON — After Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson deadlocked in the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 11-11 vote, Article III Project founder and president Mike Davis issued the following statement.

“It’s shameful that Democrats are proceeding on Judge Jackson without fully reviewing her record — even hiding it. The independent research that Article III Project has conducted proves she has a disqualifying judicial record of dangerous leniency for child sex predators. The U.S. Senate must slow down this process so senators can properly conduct their most solemn constitutional duty by fully vetting a lifetime appointment to our highest court in the land. There is no rush. Justice Breyer is not stepping down until July, and a new court term doesn’t start until October. There is only one reason to rush through Judge Jackson’s nomination: Democrats know that as more Americans learn about Judge Jackson’s record, the less they will support her nomination. Constituents will undoubtedly hold their senators to account if they choose to support a Supreme Court nominee with a soft-on-crime record for child sex predators.

“Long after the confirmation vote, A3P will continue to educate the constituents of senators – Democrats and Republicans – on why they refused to do their jobs by simply walking over the Senate Judiciary Committee, or even simply clicking on A3P’s website, and read her judicial records in eight of eight specific cases. These eight cases evidenced that Judge Jackson endangered children with her consistent and extreme leniency for dangerous pedophiles who enjoy watching and sharing videos of young kids — even babies — being raped and sexually tortured. Judge Jackson’s record is disqualifying. Senators who nonetheless vote for her have failed their most solemn constitutional duty,” said Davis.

Over the weekend, as reported exclusively by the New York Post, Article III project released the transcripts and prosecutor memos from eight cases where Judge Jackson sentenced those possessing or distributing child pornography to prison time that was well below what was recommended, even leading to dangerous pedophiles reoffending when they should be behind bars. This was the latest in a series of research documents released by A3P after looking deeply into Judge Jackson’s record. A3P announced its formal opposition to Judge Jackson’s nomination once the hearing ended last week. As reported by Fox News, A3P also released digital ads targeting 12 senators in eight states.

The Article III Project (A3P) was founded by veteran GOP operative and attorney Mike Davis, who, after helping win the Senate confirmation battles of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, developed the reputation as a “take-no-prisoners conservative eager to challenge the left with hardball tactics,” as reported in The New York Times. A3P defends constitutionalist judges, punches back on radical assaults on judicial independence (like court-packing) and opposes judicial and other nominees who are outside of the mainstream.

Davis previously served as Chief Counsel for Nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and led the Senate confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of circuit court judges.