Judges across the country are taking a stand against religious discrimination, and the Judge Hatchett PAC is getting ready to help.
The PAC is raising money for the judges who are taking on the “religious freedom” issue.
This includes Judge Barbara Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who is challenging the Department of Justice’s ruling that religious schools can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.
Jackson has been active in the fight against religious schools, and she has been the most outspoken in criticizing the government’s use of religious exemptions.
Jackson, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006, has written a series of op-eds in the Washington Post, including a recent op-ed calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the law and asking judges to reconsider their decision.
“I have come to the defense of all Americans against the threat of religious discrimination.
We must not allow the government to take away the freedom of conscience that we all have as Americans.
That is why I am proud to stand with Judge Jackson on this critical issue,” the PAC said in a statement.
Jackson was appointed to the bench by former President Barack Obama, and her decision to support Judge Jackson has been well-received by her colleagues.
“Judge Jackson’s judicial experience has been extraordinary.
Her rulings have been consistent and thoughtful,” said Judge Michelle Roberts, who will replace Jackson on the bench in 2019.”
In a case that concerns the right to marry and other civil rights, Judge Jackson’s expertise in these areas will help guide her in her duties as the nation’s first black, Hispanic, and women judge.
Judge Jackson is a principled champion of religious liberty and equal rights for all Americans,” Roberts said.
Jackson is a Republican appointee who has been a judge for 13 years.
She served on the U,S.
Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit for seven years.