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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing

The Supreme Court transition process begins

The Senate Judiciary Committee began its hearing Monday to confirm the candidate for the Supreme Court. Kotanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman to be nominated to the United States Supreme Court, is scheduled to make a statement and answer questions from senators Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Kodanji Brown Jackson during the Judicial Committee hearing in Washington.

During the referendum, leading Democratic candidate Ketanji campaigned for Brown Jackson. Judge appointed by US President Joe Biden An outstanding lawyer and lawyer for the rule of law, Senator Dick Durbin said Monday. The Democrats are the chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. “Being prime minister is not easy. Most of the time you have to be the best, the bravest in a way,” Durbin said shortly after the trial began. “Writing a new page in American history,” said Patrick Leahy, a party colleague. “Good site.”

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Republicans want to question Jackson’s “legal philosophy.”

Republican Lindsay Graham said she welcomes greater diversity in the Supreme Court. However, there are serious questions about the candidate’s “legal philosophy” and the left-wing groups that supported his candidacy. His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about two-thirds of the support. As a judge, his political activity can sometimes affect decisions, he said. The Judicial Committee hearing is expected to last several days, including Jackson’s trial, which begins Tuesday.

The court will be conservative despite Jackson

Jackson has been a judge since 2013 and a member of the District Court of Appeals since 2021. He studied at Harvard University and also worked as a lawyer and public defender. Democrats want to complete their commitment before Easter. She will be the third black woman judge after Durkut Marshall and Clarence Thomas, and the first black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Her entry into the Supreme Court will not change the majority there; The Conservative Party has a 6 to 3 majority.

The Supreme Court appointed Kadanji Brown Jackson during a pre-trial hearing before the Judicial Committee.

The Supreme Court appointed Kadanji Brown Jackson during a pre-trial hearing before the Judicial Committee.

Liberal Judge Stephen Fryer announced his resignation in January. This gives Biden the first opportunity to fill a position in the Supreme Court. He had promised to nominate a black woman. So far, the only African-American conservative among the nine chief justices is Clarence Thomas.

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Supreme Court judges are appointed for life. Their choice is a highly competitive political process. In the Senate, Biden’s Democrats have only a slim majority. If the Democrats are to work together, Jackson must secure a simple majority. The staff does not change anything about the Conservative majority of the court, but are of great political importance.

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