Ketanji Brown Jackson's Experience Defending Guantanamo Prisoners Is Good, Actually

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"For some lawmakers charged with upholding the Constitution, advocating on behalf of clients held indefinitely in horrific conditions in an overseas military prison is apparently disqualifying," writes Yvette Borja.

The Supreme Court has repeatedly deferred to the wishes of the executive branch regarding the rights of people imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. Department of Defense torture techniques approved by UC Berkeley professor John Yoo included forced nudity and humiliation, prolonged stress positions, and sleep deprivation. 

"The justices have also demonstrated troubling levels of ignorance--or perhaps apathy--about the real-world consequences of their decisions for people whose cases have languished in federal courts for years without resolution," charges Borja. "Jackson's perspective as an advocate for people whom the government deems disposable is, to say the very least, overdue."

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