Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings: What’s next in her historic confirmation process?

3/25/2022 8:25:00 PM

Jackson returns to private meetings after three marathon hearings

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings: What’s next in her historic confirmation process?

Jackson returns to private meetings after three marathon hearings

Here’s what’s in store for Ms Jackson in the days ahead: Will she face any more public hearings? Not likely.Republicans also made sure to center themselves, by calling back to current justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious 2018 hearings and “assuring” Brown Jackson that she wouldn’t get the same treatment.What We Learned During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings What We Learned During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings By March 23, 2022 8:08 PM EDT T Ketanji Brown Jackson were marked by tense exchanges between Senators, the airing of grievances over confirmations past, and inflammatory descriptions of gruesome child porn cases that Jackson once ruled on.The moment came during a tense exchange with Senator Marsha Blackburn.

It’s possible, as was the case in the contentious confirmation process that unfolded after the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and accusations surfaced from several women alleging that he had sexually assaulted them.Mr Kavanaugh fiercely denied those charges at an emotional hearing called after his initial confirmation process before the Judiciary panel had concluded.“Most of us couldn’t go back to our offices during Kavanaugh without getting spit on.Democrats have already said that there were no “red flags” in Ms Jackson’s background investigation that necessitated further questioning, and while Republicans could call for further hearings on some unforeseen topic, Democrats would be under no obligation to do so.C.GOP senators have also spent the past several days denouncing the scenario that unfolded regarding Mr Kavanaugh, and are therefore all the more unlikely to raise further issues with her confirmation than those hashed out before the panel this week.The pushback here is obvious – Brown Jackson hasn’t been credibly accused of sexual misconduct, so why would she be queried in the same way? Still, it’s impossible to overstate just how terrible the optics of this are.As such, the next step for Ms Jackson is likely a vote by the Judiciary panel to advance her nomination.Ted Cruz probed her on critical race theory and books such as 'Antiracist Baby'.

Ketanji Brown Jackson (Getty Images) Two votes in the Senate Ms Jackson will face two tests in the days ahead: A vote by the Judiciary Committee scheduled for next week, and a vote by the full Senate likely sometime in April.But as Paul Waldman notes in the Washington Post , the move wasn’t just an embarrassing new low for the party, it was another intentional gesture.She served four years as the vice chair of the bipartisan Sentencing Commission, when it waded into controversial issues like the difficult topic of child porn sentencing.While the Judiciary panel’s vote is by no means as significant as the full Senate’s, it could illuminate whether there’s a chance of Ms Jackson picking up a handful or even significant GOP support in her final confirmation vote.It’s unlikely that Ms Jackson will receive a wide swath of GOP votes given Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to her confirmation (as well as that of the national GOP itself), but there are a number of GOP senators who have appeared at least somewhat open to supporting her, including, but not limited to, Sens Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Tim Scott.All of it – the bad faith questions, the baseless accusations, the time wasting – makes it clear that Brown Jackson’s interrogators do not see her as an equal, and are determined to undermine her however they can.Mr Romney in particular has been the most publicly open among the GOP to Ms Jackson’s confirmation, and took the rare step of publicly rebuking some members of his party for questions during the hearings that touched on topics including her sentencing of defendants convicted of possessing child sex abuse images.She also debated with lawmakers over whether she has a “judicial philosophy,” and was asked questions about controversial topics ranging from abortion to adding seats to the Supreme Court.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.Still, the hearings are just one small part of this.

All rights reserved) Manchin and Sinema appear unshaken by GOP attacks Two centrist Democratic senators who have been blamed by the party for thwarting Joe Biden’s policy agenda in recent months are not expected to defect from the party line on the issue of Ms Jackson’s confirmation.Despite three days of withering attacks from Republicans on the Judiciary panel on a wide range of topics, the pair of Democrats are reportedly “unmoved” by claims from the GOP that as a judge Ms Jackson has been “soft on crime”, aides to various lawmakers told Politico.Tayo Bero is a Guardian US columnist Topics.The case alleges Harvard University’s admissions process discriminates against Asian American applicants, and Jackson sits on the Board of Overseers of the school.If the two stand with Democrats next month for Ms Jackson’s final Senate vote, the party will not need a single GOP supporter for Mr Biden’s nominee to become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.Vice President Kamala Harris could cast the decisive 51st vote for Ms Jackson’s confirmation.The White House and Democrats have still insisted that they are seeking bipartisan support for Ms Jackson’s nomination, citing her credentials and endorsements from a wide range of organisations including the Fraternal Order of Police.Wade as settled law Jackson was repeatedly asked about abortion by Senators on both sides of the aisle.

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What We Learned During Ketanji Brown Jackson’s HearingsToday's Daily Spotlight: What we've learned during Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings so far What we've learned is that because of her intelligence and skin color, republicans don't want her on the bench. We’ve learned that republican men are terrified of women especially black women. He have zero intellect and so have made fools of themselves. I remember back in 2016 when Hillary use the term deplorables .. (R)s had their panties in a twist. What has been proven true since 2016 especially in the last few days during the KBJ confirmation hearings, is that Hillary was being too damn nice ..

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Under fire: Life in KharkivFor the past month, one of our editors has spoken daily with a young man in Kharkiv. Today he discusses his family's decision to leave their hometown for somewhere safer. Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, faced questioning this week from a Senate Committee. And we look back at Oscars hosts gone by. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. stevenmazie That this foolish excuse for a woman reckons she doesn’t know what a woman is. stevenmazie Certes, et l'outil est le QI, verbal ou affectif? seule la machine peut-y répondre. stevenmazie Kentanji Jackson was found an hour later staring at two doors with strange misshapen stick figures on them. 'I'm not an Egyptologist,' she said. 'I can't interpret the meaning of these symbols.'