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Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) stand before meeting in Hawley's office on Capitol Hill March 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) — Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has warned against President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, pro-abortion Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, highlighting her “alarming pattern” of “ letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes.”

In a lengthy Twitter thread late Wednesday, Senator Hawley presented the findings from his investigation of Judge Jackson, nominated to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) by Biden on February 25.

Referencing Jackson’s past record as outlined in her “opinions, articles, interviews & speeches,” Hawley presented evidence of what he described as an “alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children.” This was consistent through her time on the federal bench, as well as while a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, noted Hawley.

“Judge Jackson has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and as a policymaker,” wrote the Senator. “She’s been advocating for it since law school. This goes beyond ‘soft on crime.’ I’m concerned that this a record that endangers our children.”

Examining her record as far back as during law school, Hawley highlighted Jackson opposed making “convicts register as sex offenders — saying it leads to ‘stigmatization and ostracism.’” Jackson, 51, is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

But the Missouri senator also critiqued Jackson’s time serving on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, saying she had “advocated for drastic change in how the law treats sex offenders by eliminating the existing mandatory minimum sentences for child porn.”

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Joe Biden’s pick to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court is abortion defender D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman nominated to the nation's highest court ever.

By choosing Brown Jackson, Biden is fulfilling two campaign promises at the same time: first, to use every tool at his disposal to defend and promote the killing of the most innocent; and, second, to make the nation’s highest court more "diverse."

Of course, Biden could have achieved "diversity" by different means (and, as a "Catholic," he should have), but, as throughout the rest of tenure in office, he has chosen to pursue the deadly path of promoting abortion.

And, make no mistake: Planned Parenthood and NARAL are ecstatic about Brown Jackson.

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Unlike most previous nominees to the Supreme Court, Brown Jackson has a judicial history of supporting abortion - which should be enough to cause Senators to reject her.

In the 1990s, she wrote an amicus brief defending a Massachusetts law that banned protests outside of abortion clinics. Thankfully, the law was ruled unconstitutional in 2000, but it shows how Brown Jackson intends to use the law to silence free speech so that the killing can continue without protest.

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Carrie Severino, president of the pro-life Judicial Crisis Network, warned of an imminent free speech threat, stating that in her "buffer-zone" amicus brief, Brown Jackson "repeatedly disparaged the peaceful and often prayerful clinic protesters as engaging in ‘in-your-face’ and ‘chaotic’ activity that somehow fell short of ‘pure speech.’"

And, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List stated her organization's opposition to Brown Jackson's nomination, saying: "She is on record opposing the free speech rights of pro-life advocates pleading to save lives outside abortion centers and supporting the false claim that abortion is ‘health care.’"

But, the country's top abortion groups are celebrating Brown Jackson’s appointment.

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson wrote in a tweet addressed to Jackson: "We can’t wait to see the fantastic work you will do and will be here to support you along the way,"

And, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju agreed.

"Judge Jackson … has a demonstrated record of defending and upholding our constitutional rights and fundamental freedoms — including reproductive freedom," Timmaraju said. "We are confident that she will be a voice for justice, equity, and freedom on the Court in the decades to come."

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He highlighted how Jackson has a consistent record of seeking to downplay the weight of crimes around possession of child pornography, including her suggestion that individuals who posses such images might do so for the sake of “the collection,” rather than for nefarious purposes. Hawley shared a screenshot of the official transcript, in which Jackson asked: “So the people who are in this for either the collection, or the people who are loners and find status in their participation in the community, but would be categorized as nonsexually motivated, how many are we talking about?” 

Such a view, Hawley suggested, was behind Jackson’s 2012 belief that “there may be a type of ‘less-serious child pornography offender’ whose motivation is not sexual but ‘is the challenge, or to use the technology.’”

“In her time on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson said she ‘mistakingly assumed that child pornography offenders are pedophiles’ and she wanted ‘to understand this category of nonpedophiles who obtain child pornography,’” observed Hawley. 

Her record as a judge is “troubling,” continued the 42-year-old lawmaker, noting that “[i]n every single child porn case for which we can find records, Judge Jackson deviated from the federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders.”

In many of the specific instances which Hawley presented, Jackson merely gave the lowest legal sentencing limit, which was often a number of years shorter than the recommended sentence. One such case, United States v. Cooper, Jackson handed the lower possible sentence of 60 months to a criminal who had over 600 images and videos of child porn, and had posted many on them publicly online. “The Guidelines called for a sentence of 151–188 months,” noted Hawley.

Sen. Hawley met with Jackson March 9, as part of her build-up to her confirmation hearings, which will begin March 21. Hawley posted online afterwards that he had quizzed the judge at length, “especially about her defense of Guantanamo Bay terrorists & on criminal justice.” 

“The hearings will be critical to understanding why she has taken these position,” Hawley added.

However, in the days since their meeting, Hawley’s further research into Jackson’s record now led him to describe it as “disturbing,” particularly that she is “nominated to the highest court in the land.” 

“Protecting the most vulnerable shouldn’t be up for debate,” he said. “Sending child predators to jail shouldn’t be controversial.”

He also decried the “stonewalling” from the Sentencing Commission, which has so far “refused” to hand over Jackson’s full record for her nomination confirmation hearings. 

Hawley was supported in his warning about Jackson by Republican candidate for governor of Nevada, Joey Gilbert, who wrote: “This judge is not getting in on our supreme court. Let’s make sure this does not happen.”

Prior to Biden’s nomination of Judge Jackson, Hawley warned Democrats that if Biden continued “to tear apart this country w/ a woke activist” as a nominee, then he should “expect a major battle in the Senate.”

Jackson has been described by pro-life advocates as being radically pro-abortion, saying that her record on abortion “is so extreme that horrifying late-term abortions will again be in the news.”

LifeSiteNews contacted the U.S. Sentencing Commission for comment, but was unable to reach a spokesman.

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