In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with University of Houston Law Center Professor Renee Knake-Jefferson about the historic appointment and confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and diversity in the judiciary. Professor Knake-Jefferson is an internationally renowned expert on professional responsibility and legal ethics, an award-winning author of four books and numerous academic articles, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. We discussed items like Professor Knake-Jefferson’s recent book on the history of women being “shortlisted” for seats on the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s background and jurisprudence, the politicization trend in recent Supreme Court Justice confirmations, and ethical conduct in the judiciary.
Season 4, Episode 1 Contents:
00:00 – Intro
02:55 – Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court
12:50 – Background and Jurisprudence of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
24:35 – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing
35:12 – Politicization of Supreme Court Appointments and Confirmations
42:30 – Judicial Ethical Conduct