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When President Joe Biden picked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the newest Supreme Court Justice, he knew precisely why he was picking her.
And now she has been caught on video showing how liberal she is.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave a commencement address at Harvard University last month when she was bragging about the ban her nation has on so-called “assault weapons,” The Blaze reported.
The video shows the Supreme Court Justice in waiting applauding the comments on the ban.
“Where I come from, we have a parliamentary representative democracy. Without giving you a litany of fun facts on New Zealand you’re unlikely to need again – here’s the brief version,” the prime minister said.
“We have a Mixed Member Proportional system, which essentially means every vote counts, and it’s ensured our parliament better reflects our communities. Almost 50 percent of our parliament are women, 20 percent are Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, and our Deputy Prime Minister is a proud gay man and sits amongst several other rainbow parliamentarians,” she said.
“In the past ten years we have passed laws that include everything from the introduction of gay marriage and the banning of conversion therapy, right through to embedding a 1.5 degree climate change target into law, banning military style semi-automatics and assault rifles, and the decriminalization of abortion,” she said, drawing applause from the next Supreme Court Justice.
During her hearings she was asked about Second Amendment rights.
Sen. Cornyn: Are you familiar with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Heller case?
Judge Jackson: I am.
Sen. Cornyn: That was a decision by the Supreme Court that recognized the individual right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. Correct?
Judge Jackson: Yes.
Sen. Cornyn: Is that a precedent of the Court?
Judge Jackson: It is.
Sen. Cornyn: And you would respect that precedent?
Judge Jackson: Yes senator, all precedents of the Supreme Court have to be respected.
Sen. Cornyn: It is equivalent in terms of its precedence to Roe v. Wade? Or, would you evaluate it differently?
Judge Jackson: I’m not aware of any ranking or grading of precedence. All precedents of the Supreme Court are entitled to respect on an equal basis.
“Very quickly, walk me through what current Supreme Court precedent says about the Second Amendment,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn said.
“Thank you, senator. Current Supreme Court precedent says that under the Second Amendment there is an individual, fundamental right to keep and bear arms in the home and the opinion focuses on those –,” the judge said.
“You agree it is an individual right not only reserved to militias. Because there are some that keep trying to say that it’s only reserved to militias. But if my memory is correct, you base this on District of Columbia v. Heller,” the senator said.
“Yes ma’am. The Supreme Court has established it is an individual right,” the judge said.
The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, which would be a major win for the Second Amendment and gun rights.
It appears that the conservative majority on the court will rule in favor of strengthening and expanding individual gun rights under the Second Amendment.
This comes as liberals are pushing for gun control measures following tragic shootings in New York and Texas.
“The conservative majority court is expected to rule in the coming days or weeks in a pending dispute over New York state’s tight limits on the concealed carry of handguns. Experts said that while it’s unclear just how broadly the Supreme Court would rule, the restrictive New York law is likely to be invalidated in a decision that could have ramifications for gun control efforts across the country,” The Hill reported.
“It does seem relatively clear that the court is going to strike down New York’s law and make it harder for cities and states to restrict concealed carry of firearms,” Adam Winkler, a professor at UCLA School of Law, told the outlet.