Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is set to answer senators’ questions Tuesday on the second day of her confirmation hearings, with Republicans expected to scrutinize her judicial record and worldview.
Jackson in her first appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday offered a summary defense of her career from the bench. She said she looks at her cases “from a neutral posture” and applies the law “without fear or favor.”
Lawmakers will be able to cross-examine Jackson under oath in a public forum Tuesday for the first time since President Joe Biden nominated her to the Supreme Court. The federal judge previously met privately with senators on Capitol Hill.
Jackson, a 51-year-old judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, if confirmed would become the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. high court. The first nominee of Biden, Jackson would succeed the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, replacing one liberal justice with another.
The high court’s conservatives currently enjoy a 6-3 majority over the liberals.
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