Her job application gets out of the Senate Judicary Committee to the full Senate with ‘Aye’s from 3 Republicans’ after a first round 11/11 tie on advancement in the committee ...
This is going to be a historic confirmation for the United State3s Supreme Court’as first Black Women Justice….
All 50 members of the Democratic caucus also backed Jackson in a 53-to-47 procedural vote Monday evening, but the late-breaking support of the two GOP senators represented a minor triumph for President Biden and congressional Democrats who were eager to put a bipartisan stamp of approval on a nominee whom many Republicans had eagerly painted as a soft-on-crime leftist radical.
In a statement, Murkowski praised Jackson’s qualifications and temperament, as well as her “demonstrated judicial independence” and “the important perspective she would bring to the court” as a former Supreme Court law clerk, federal public defender, trial judge and now appeals court judge….
If Jackson is confirmed as expected, her ascent to the Supreme Court is likely to be a key element of Biden’s legacy, in no small part because he would be installing the first Black woman in the court’s more than two centuries of existence.
The confirmation battle shows how much more partisan Supreme Court nominations have become in recent decades. The late Justice Antonin Scalia, nominated by President Ronald Reagan, was confirmed 98 to 0 in 1986. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton, was confirmed 96 to 3 in 1993….
In a sign of how thoroughly the Supreme Court confirmation process has devolved into outright partisanship, a still-angry Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Ketanji Brown Jackson would not have gotten a hearing if Republicans controlled the chamber, Politico reports.
Graham said Biden would have had to name a more moderate pick: “We’re supposed to be like trained seals over here clapping when you appoint a liberal. That’s not going to work.”
Sam Stein: “We are moving quickly towards a situation where if the Senate is in control of the opposite party of the president there will simply never be a SCOTUS confirmation. We may be there already.”