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However, not everyone is cheering about Justice Jackson’s Vogue opportunity, there are conservatives on Twitter who are asking why Amy Coney Barrett did not receive the same treatment when she was sworn in. The answer is pretty simple: precedent. While women have yet to hold a majority on the Supreme Court, there have been white women who have come before her, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Elena Kagan (Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina to serve on the Supreme Court). So, Justice Jackson being the first Black woman to have a spot on the court is not only notable, it is shattering glass ceilings for other young Black women, who will one day follow in her judicial footsteps.
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There is another thing the critics are failing to understand when it comes to Vogue as a publication — they traditionally align themselves with women’s issues, and that does include reproductive rights. With Justice Barrett siding with the conservatives to dismantle Roe v. Wade, it doesn’t make any sense at all for the magazine to highlight her accomplishments when a majority of the U.S. wants those rights protected.
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