Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court hearing: Live stream, updates

WASHINGTON – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced senators’ questions on impartiality, her sentencing patterns, her defense of Guantanamo Bay detainees, abortion and critical race theory during a marathon hearing Tuesday in which senators are considering her nomination to the Supreme Court..

Jackson, a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and President Joe Biden’s pick for a lifetime appointment, told senators she believed Roe v. Wade,  which established a constitutional right to abortion, is a settled issue. She leaned into her family’s history in law enforcement to describe how it influences her role as a judge.

And she noted the high honor that would come with being the sixth woman – and the first Black woman – ever on the nation’s nine-member high court, calling it “extremely meaningful.”






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