Senate confirmation hearings wrap up Thursday for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Day four’s confirmation hearings are set to begin at 9:00 A.M. Eastern.
Thursday’s hearings will feature witnesses from the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on the Judiciary, who gave Judge Jackson a unanimous “well qualified” rating, and other witnesses from outside groups called upon by the Democrat majority and the Republican minority.
The list of witnesses set to appear include:
ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
- The Honorable Ann Claire Williams
- Ms. D. Jean Veta
- Mr. Joseph M. Drayton
- Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)
- Ms. Risa Goluboff (Dean, Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, and Professor of History at University of Virginia)
- Mr. Wade Henderson (President & CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)
- Mr. Richard B. Rosenthal (Lawyer. Served as personal attorney to former President Barack Obama)
- Captain Frederick Thomas (President at National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives)
- Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R)
- Ms. Jennifer Mascott (Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University)
- Ms. Eleanor McCullen (Pro-Life Activist)
- Ms. Keisha Russell (Associate Counsel at First Liberty)
- Ms. Alessandra Serano (Cheif Legal Officer at Operation Underground Railroad)
Jackson previously served on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 2013 to 2021, where she was nominated by President Obama and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate via voice vote.
President Biden nominated Jackson to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2021 — where she still currently serves — and was confirmed by the Senate on a 53-44 vote, with three Senate Republicans joining the Democrats. The three Senate Republicans who voted to confirm Jackson were Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME).
If confirmed, Jackson will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who is expected to retire in July. President Biden chose Jackson to fulfill his promise of putting the first black woman on the Supreme Court.
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