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Judge Jackson: A model of class and patience confronted by classless interrogators

The com­mit­tee hear­ings have wit­nessed the dog whis­tles of white suprema­cy, wild for­ays into irrel­e­vance, and the kind of raw dem­a­goguery that then-Sen­ate Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee Chair­man James East­land deployed on the first Black Amer­i­cans nom­i­nat­ed to the fed­er­al bench. It was a class­less effort by Repub­li­cans to dis­cred­it a nom­i­nee who embod­ies class.