Jackson On The Hot Seat For Day 2 Of Hearings

March 22, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Ma... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden's pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, would become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 22, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, with the exception of a brief opening statement, had to sit stoically Monday as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee gave their first indications of what they’d focus on when they questioned her.

When Republicans weren’t bitterly reliving the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, they suggested that she is soft on crime — particularly soft on child predators — or accused her of radicalism by association with some groups that supported her candidacy.

Democrats continually rehashed her resume, highlighting her experience as a public defender and underscoring the historic nature of her nomination.

Today, Jackson gets to respond.

What to Expect:

Members on the committee will get up to 30 minutes each to grill Jackson, in order of seniority. In the second round, they get 20 minutes each.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, with the exception of a brief opening statement, had to sit stoically Monday as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee gave their first indications of what they’d focus on when they questioned her.

When Republicans weren’t bitterly reliving the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, they suggested that she is soft on crime — particularly soft on child predators — or accused her of radicalism by association with some groups that supported her candidacy.

Democrats continually rehashed her resume, highlighting her experience as a public defender and underscoring the historic nature of her nomination.

Today, Jackson gets to respond.

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