Article III Project Statement on Day 1 of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Hearing

WASHINGTON — Article III Project Founder and President Mike Davis issued the following statement regarding the first day of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court hearing.

“Democrats previewed their strategy of defending and dismissing Judge Jackson’s record of leniency on child sexual predators and her volunteer legal defense of Islamic terrorists. Tomorrow, Judge Jackson will have to answer why she subverted the will of Congress and supported slap-on-the-wrist sentences for child sex offenders. She will also have to explain why she chose to spend her limited free time in private practice providing pro bono legal advocacy for terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, helping to free 729, with 229 returning to the battlefield and 12 killing six Americans. Unlike the shameless behavior of Democrats during past hearings, Republicans will conduct themselves with dignity and respect for the nominee and the process. But that won’t mean Judge Jackson will get a pass for her troubling and disturbing record.”

In the lead-up to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, A3P released research documents that detail in length Jackson’s disturbing record of fighting to reduce sentences for child sex offenders. The research concluded that Jackson consistently said sentences and punishments for sex offenders were too stigmatizing and harsh. 

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.