Margaret Russell wrote an article for The Conversation about how Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court hearing is a flashback to how race and crime featured during Thurgood Marshall’s 1967 hearings. The article was also on CounterPunch, GV Wire, and 10 other sources. Professor Russell was also featured on PBS News Hour and KQED about the Supreme Court hearing.
“As a constitutional law professor who focuses on the Supreme Court, I find it striking that race has surfaced in such a major way in these hearings, more than five decades after Marshall’s nomination. In some respects, there has been progress on racial equity in the U.S., but aspects of these hearings demonstrate that too much remains the same.”