Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearings Day 1 recap: Republicans vent about Kavanaugh and Democrats rebut ‘soft on crime’ charges

The Senate Judiciary Committee has kicked off four days of hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Tuesday opens the first of two days of questioning of Jackson.


U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson listens during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

Confirmation hearings have kicked off for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the federal judge whom President Biden has picked to fill Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat when he retires this summer.

Four days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee are scheduled this week, and Democrats are hoping to finish the confirmation process before Congress recesses on April 8. Jackson will appear before lawmakers during the first three days. Tuesday’s session begins at 9 a.m. EDT and could last until 9 p.m. EDT.

She will take questions from panel members on Tuesday and Wednesday. If confirmed, Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

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