Ketanji Brown Jackson refuses to weigh in on court packing

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2022
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson refused Tuesday to weigh in on whether there should be more than nine justices on the high court, a move progressive activists have advocated for in recent years.

“My North Star is the consideration of the proper role of a judge in our constitutional scheme, and in my view, judges should not be speaking into political issues and certainly not a nominee for a position on the Supreme Court,” the nominee told the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

The judge said she agreed with Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who refused to opine...

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