Don’t Know Much Biology

When asked the definition of the word woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson said she couldn’t answer the question because she isn’t a biologist. This raises several questions. First, does she consider herself to be a woman, and if so, why and by what standard? Second, how can she determine if the Violence Against Women Act is an applicable statute in a given case?

She was also was asked when human life begins, and she said that she had a religious belief which she set aside when deciding cases. When asked a follow up question about when equal protection of the laws attach to a human being, she said that she didn’t know.