John Cornyn, R-Texas, now asks about same-sex marriage. He complains that the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell conflicts with the sincere beliefs of some religious people, and he asks Jackson if she agrees. Jackson's response: “That is the nature of a right."
These questions about Judge Jackson’s record as public defender only underscore how important it is to have a justice who has represented people who cannot afford counsel. Such representation is one of our core values. SCOTUS has not had such a justice since Thurgood Marshall.