Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (KBJ) just made a decision that left parents red with rage

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The Supreme Court is currently made up of five conservative Justices, three left-wing Justices, and one wild card Justice. 

Since most cases break down in a 6-3 or 5-4 ruling, one recent ruling caught everyone’s attention. 

And Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (KBJ) just made a decision that left parents red with rage. 

Biden’s radical Justice

Joe Biden has had the opportunity to appoint one new Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States during his first term in office. 

Soon after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the High Court, the President promised an affirmative action pick as his replacement.

President Biden ignored about 93% of the American public and declared he was set on selecting a black woman to the Court. 

Biden delivered on that guarantee by selecting Ketanji Brown Jackson. 

Of course, KBJ’s race and gender are not a problem to Biden’s critics.

But her extreme views and rulings are becoming a massive problem for American parents. 

In fact, her latest ruling was so radical that she was the lone dissenting vote.

Even left-wing Justices and Obama-appointees Sonya Sotomayor and Elana Kagan disagreed with KBJ’s vote. 

KBJ stands alone

In a virtually unheard of 8-1 vote, the Court issued a ruling to vacate a verdict by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which found a Missouri state clerk could be sued for denying a 17-year-old girl permission to get an abortion without parental consent. 

After she was denied her abortion with parental notification in Missouri, the minor female traveled across state lines to Illinois and killed her unborn baby. 

She then filed a lawsuit against the clerk. 

The case was awaiting review prior to the historic Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and returned abortion policy decisions to individual state legislatures. 

In June of 2022, abortion was banned in the Show Me State following the Dobbs ruling. 

Despite this ban going into effect – making the clerk’s decision to follow the law in Missouri regarding parental notification of minors seeking abortions a moot point– a lower court and the appellate court allowed the girl’s suit to continue.  

However, the Supreme Court applied a Munsingwear Vacatur to it, which states that appealed cases are to be vacated when a higher court’s ruling in another case makes the previous ruling moot. 

Since abortion is now legally banned in Missouri, it no longer matters if the clerk should have allowed the child to get an abortion without parental consent or notification. 

In her descent, KBJ did not directly support abortions for minors without parental consent. 

However, by rejecting the vacate order, in practice she was ruling against the right for parents to know when their minor children are seeking to obtain an abortion. 

Should parental approval be required before a minor gets an abortion?