Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is facing backlash from critics after making an analogy using the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Jackson made the comments while the court was discussing whether anti-discrimination laws in Colorado are in violation of the First Amendment by demanding that a website designer complete work for a same-sex couple.
Mapping out the scenario, Jackson explained, “I’m a photographer…I’m doing ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ scenes. That’s what I’m offering.”
She continued, “I want to do video depictions of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and knowing that movie very well I want to be authentic so only white children and families can be customers for that particular product.”
Listen to her comments below:
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 5, 2022
Conservative critics took issue with her argument, with one Twitter user writing, “Ketanji Brown Jackson is the definition of a NPC. She just sits there and repeats this corporate media story from a few years ago that she got brainwashed with. No ability for self-thought, not even in a neo-Marxist way.”
Ketanji Brown Jackson is the definition of a NPC. She just sits there and repeats this corporate media story from a few years ago that she got brainwashed with. No ability for self-thought, not even in a neo-Marxist way. https://t.co/ZpYfWjXe6K
— Michael K. Woods (@michael_k_woods) December 5, 2022
According to The New York Times, a NPC is a “nonplayable character” or “nonplayer character.”
The outlet explained, “It’s a term, borrowed from the world of video games, for a character that is controlled by the computer rather than by a player. An NPC often advances the game’s plot by saying scripted lines, or assisting the playable characters in some way.”
Another tweet joked, “Remember she was the MOST QUALIFIED EVER to sit on the bench.”
Remember she was the MOST QUALIFIED EVER to sit on the bench https://t.co/exjGuyHML8
— Sean Fitzgerald (Actual Justice Warrior) (@IamSean90) December 6, 2022
One user declared, “MAGIC Legal Theory.”
MAGIC Legal Theory https://t.co/0grEhIWCkc
— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) December 5, 2022
Read more tweets below:
Anybody have a WTF to English dictionary I can borrow? https://t.co/c21CGpszIr
— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) December 5, 2022
She didn’t know what a woman was, so this is totally on brand… https://t.co/stpg2f1haW
— David Bozell 🇺🇸 (@DavidBozell) December 5, 2022
Well, I can't mock her any more than she pretty much mocks herself here. https://t.co/48V08qWVTR
— Jay Lampert (@MortChristenson) December 5, 2022
She's really smart and makes excellent legal points https://t.co/QE1ydmkMHW
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 5, 2022
This is also the same woman that cannot define "woman" on the highest bench in the land.
This is a bad look for all identity hires.
This isn't ok. https://t.co/cQH5BLcGm3
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) December 5, 2022
Perhaps we need to work on our analogies, Justice KBJ. https://t.co/FerOC4whOd
— Douglas Lukasik (@DouglasLukasik) December 5, 2022
Jackson made headlines in March during her confirmation hearing after being asked to define the word “woman,” as IJR previously reported.
“Can I provide a definition?” Jackson asked at the time.
She added, “I can’t.”
Jackson explained, “Not in this context I’m not a biologist.”
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