Stacey Abrams stands on stage with supporters clapping behind here.
Credit: Grant Blankenship, GPB News

The panel:

Jim Galloway —  Former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Audrey Haynes — Political science professor, University of Georgia

Fred Smith —  Constitutional law professor, Emory University


The breakdown:

1. Fair Fight Action's 2018 election lawsuit makes it to court as Stacey Abrams continues her gubernatorial bid.

  • Fair Fight Action is challenging how Georgia checks citizenship status, how poll workers are trained on in-person absentee ballot cancellation, and the accuracy of the state's voter list, according to Axios.

    • The nonprofit was formed by Abrams following her loss in 2018.

      • Fair Fight Action says Georgia is infringing on citizens' right to vote.
  • Meanwhile, conservatives compare former President Donald Trump's challenge of the 2020 election results to Abram's refusal to concede in 2018.
    • Abrams acknowledged that she did not win, but Trump did not. 


2. Judge Jackson's appointment shifts the Supreme Court younger, less white, and less male.

  • For the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court will not be majority white men.
  • The Senate voted 53 to 47 Thursday to confirm Jackson to the court.
  • Six of the nine judges will be younger than 65 when Jackson, who is 51, takes the bench this summer.

Emory University Professor Fred Smith said Jackson will have many ways to make an impact, even though she is in the minority ideology. 

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