Fresh Toast Article Hopes For Jackson Appointment To SCOTUS To Shakeout Cannabis Cobwebs At Court

Fresh Toast Article Hopes For Jackson Appointment To SCOTUS To Shakeout Cannabis Cobwebs At Court
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Fresh Toast have a dream…. Perhaps Jackson’s generational separation from Breyer and her unique experience will give marijuana laws a fair shake the next time they are up for debate in the highest court in the land. There will be a new judge on the United States Supreme Court, and in all probability, President Biden’s selection will be a historic one. Confirmation hearings began last week for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the likely replacement for Justice Stephen Breyer, who will retire from the Supreme Court this year. If Jackson is appointed, she would become the first African American woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, and also one of the only Supreme Court judges in history with experience as a public defender. Jackson will most likely be confirmed within a month or two, thus bringing a new set of experiences, expertise and a unique understanding of the legal framework. What, if anything, would this historic appointment mean for the future of marijuana legalization? Jackson, like most Supreme Court justices and past nominees, has been silent about her own personal views on many contentious subjects in the United States during her confirmation hearings, including the topic of marijuana legalizations. In fact, the only justice that has made any sort of opinion on the subject lately was Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative. Justice Thomas may be conservative, but his recent official opinion on marijuana’s legal status shows that he, like many, is growing frustrated with America’s indecision, and confused antiquated logic on the matter. “The Federal Government’s current approach to marijuana bears little resemblance to the watertight nationwide prohibition that a closely divided Court found necessary to justify the Government’s blanket prohibition,” Thomas wrote in an official statement. Times are changing, indeed. While Jackson has not made her views on marijuana known, her service as a…

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