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A former clerk for a potential candidate for the Supreme Court took to Wikipedia last week to edit the biography of his ex-boss as well as those of his competitors.
A Politico investigation into the edits led a group of former Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson lawyers to identify the unnamed editor as Matteo Godi.
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A statement sent to the outlet by former Johnson employees who requested anonymity said Godi had edited Jackson’s Wikipedia page “as a matter of course” for several years, but insisted Jackson didn’t. was unaware of Godi’s edits on other judges’ pages.
Politico reported what it saw as a “pattern” of changes, noting that Jackson’s page had been edited to “paint her in a more favorable light for a liberal audience, while the pages for other potential candidates – South Carolina Federal District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs and California Supreme Court Judge Leondra Kruger were changed to make them potentially less appealing to a left-leaning audience.”
President Biden said late last month that he would announce his candidate to replace outgoing judge Stephen Breyer before the end of February, and that the candidate will be a black woman.
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“I have made no decision except one: the person I appoint will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first black woman ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court. United,” Biden told the Times. “It’s long overdue, in my opinion.”
Biden tapped Jackson in 2021 to serve as his candidate to fill the DC circuit Court of Appeal seat of Attorney General Merrick Garland. Jackson, who has long been touted in progressive circles as a potential Supreme Court nominee, would be included on Biden’s shortlist of nominees.
Jackson has recently come under intense scrutiny of his court record, which includes high-profile rulings that were later overturned by higher courts.
Senate Republicans are likely to point the finger at her string of overturned cases if she wins the nomination.
Neither the White House nor Jackson could be reached for comment.
Fox News’ Tyler Olson and Houston Keene contributed to this article.