During her confirmation hearing this week, Judge Jackson demonstrated that she is unequivocally qualified for the Supreme Court. She showed incredible grace under pressure over more than 20 hours of questioning by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She thoughtfully and thoroughly answered questions, demonstrating the depth and breadth of her decade of experience across at the legal system. And, she masterfully explained the law in her answers – underscoring her commitment to transparency in her decision making and demonstrating her true love of the law. Some on the Committee tried to mischaracterize Judge Jackson’s record and views and were combative in their questioning. Judge Jackson showed the poise and temperament required for a Supreme Court Justice. The attacks on the Judge’s sentencing record have been discredited by fact checkers from major news outlets including the Associated Press, New York Times, and National Review. The great majority of the Judge’s sentences for child pornography offenders were at or above the level recommended by the US Probation Office, and they were in line with other federal judges. And, these attacks overlook her overall record as a district court judge, when she has sentenced more than 100 defendants in her time as a judge. Judge Jackson’s nomination has been supported by a wide range of individuals and groups — from the law enforcement community including the Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police; to conservative and Republican legal and judicial voices, including retired Judges Thomas Griffith, Michael Luttig, David Levi (who endorsed Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh); to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. And her presentation in the hearing was praised by the Wall Street Journal editorial board. This week is Judge Jackson’s fourth time before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has been confirmed three times with bipartisan support – including just last year to the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit. In recent weeks, Judge Jackson has met with 45 senators, including every member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Jackson has been transparent and forthcoming throughout this process, as evidenced by the many tens of thousands of pages produced to the Senate on her record. She provided documents totaling 12,000 pages from her time on the Sentencing Commission. And the Obama Library produced nearly 70,000 pages of material related to Judge Jackson’s nominations to both the Sentencing Commission and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
I pray that God continues to give you health and strength during this holiday season.
Let’s focus on building stronger relationships with family and friends.
I pray for world peace and that you will find prosperity in all your endeavors. Its time to brings us together as one nation working together.
Let’s do our part to help the less fortunate who work hard every day to provide for their families. I also pray that our leaders focus on ways to reduce the high cost of healthcare and that scientist find cures to end illnesses that rob us of the people we love.
Curing coronavirus 19, cancer, diabetes and heart disease should be the highest priority.
We must also find a way to make education more affordable.
The next generation of doctors, scientist, lawyers, engineers and teachers are depending on us to open the doors to access higher education.
I pray that together we will address gun violence. No child should die at school and we should not have to worry about someone interfering with our worship services.
I truly hope you will join me in working to improve our communities.
Let’s do our part and let’s grow together!
Brandon Pendarvis Brown
Brown Eternal Gardens is a Non-Perpetual Care Cemetery. Hundreds of families have chosen to allow family members to rest in the Eternal Gardens. The Seven Acre Cemetery is maintain by Upstate Family Funeral Services and all family's utilizing the cemetery are required to buy burial markers from Upstate Family Funeral Services.
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