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CURRENT EVENT | APRIL 11, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as a United States Supreme Court Justice to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court, the third Black person, and the sixth woman in the court’s history. Jackson’s qualifications include serving as a public defender and a judge, and her landmark confirmation is an inspiration to many. Listen to hear a law student reflect on Jackson’s experience and the significance of this historic event.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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