Politico According to reports, a former clerk of Judge Ketanji brown Jackson edited the Wikipedia bios for Judge Jackson and potential nominees to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer. The story claims that the ex-clerk wanted to make Judge Jackson’s bio appealing to progressives and those of the potential nominees less appealing.
POLITICO started to inquire about Friday’s changes. A group of ex-Jackson clerks identified the anonymous editor in the email as Matteo Godi. Godi didn’t respond to several e-mail requests nor a telephone call. . . .
Those edits display a pattern: The page for Jackson, seen by many as a Supreme Court frontrunner, was tweaked to paint her in a more favorable light for a liberal audience, while the pages for other potential nominees — South Carolina federal district court Judge J. Michelle Childs and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger — were altered to make them potentially less appealing to a left-leaning audience. . . .
The Wikipedia user “H2rty” — identified as Godi by his former colleagues — made over 20 edits to seven Wikipedia pages of potential Supreme Court nominees in the past week: Jackson, Childs and Kruger, as well as Wilhelmina Wright, Tiffany Cunningham, Arianna J. Freeman and Holly Thomas. These changes started on January 28th, two days after Justice Stephen Breyer retired. They continued to February 2nd. Jackson’s Wikipedia page was also modified by the user as far back as May 2017. Wikipedia change logs indicate. . . .