‘To Advise and Consent’….
That’s the US Senate’s job after a American President picks a judge for the High Court….
Not all the picks make the cut….
Judge Brown , the court’s first Black woman, will….
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday will begin the notoriously difficult job of trying pin down a Supreme Court nominee on specifics about how she would approach the job or confront the national issues in which the high court now increasingly plays an outsize role.
Jackson’s nomination is historic, as the first Black woman named to a court that for hundreds of years was populated only by White men. In the short term, her replacement of Justice Stephen G. Breyer, a man who once hired her as a clerk, would be unlikely to shift the court’s ideological balance or its six-justice conservative supermajority.
But justices generally serve for life, and they bring their own life experiences to the job. When senators questioning her on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asked about race, as President Biden had touted the diversity of his first judicial nominations, she shifted to her experiences as a public defender and trial judge….
Biden’s Supreme Court pick