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Jun 29 2023
The only two Black members of the Supreme Court — Justices Clarence Thomas and Ketanji Brown Jackson — openly traded barbs in their opinions Thursday as the high court dealt what may be a death blow to the use of race in college admissions.
That they would disagree on the subject is hardly surprising. Thomas, the court’s longest serving justice and perhaps its most conservative member,Politico
Mar 28 2022
During Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing this week, Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn claimed Jackson “consistently called for greater freedom for hardened criminals.” More specifically, Blackburn, of Tennessee, said: “At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. You advocated—again I quote—‘for each and every criminal defendant in D.C. Department of Corrections custodyThe Dispatch Fact Check
Mar 25 2022
Sen. Joe Manchin Friday said that he will support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court, as the nominee inches closer to confirmation.
"After meeting with her, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have determined I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court,"Fox News (Online News)
Mar 23 2022
One day after Republican senators promised they wouldn’t levy personal attacks against Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, several of them generated a storm of misleading — and often offensive — attacks against her.
On Monday, the first day of Jackson’s confirmation hearing, several Republicans complained about the way that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was treated prior to hisVox
Mar 21 2022
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, as Democrats aim to confirm the first Black woman justice and many Republicans search for a unified message to oppose her.
Democrats have touted President Joe Biden's pick as a qualified, "historic" nominee, while Republicans have criticized her record on crime and the support she holds fromCNN (Online News)
Feb 25 2022
President Joe Biden on Friday will nominate federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the matter, making her the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed segregation.
In Jackson, Biden delivers on a campaign promise to make the historic appointment andAssociated Press Fact Check
Nov 30 2022
Supreme Court oral arguments in a key immigration case grew heated Tuesday as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s first nominee to the court, rejected the White House’s interpretation of federal law.
Jackson accused Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar of having a “conceptual problem” in her understanding of the Administrative Procedure Act, which requires the federalNew York Post (News)
Jun 30 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history Thursday as the first-ever black woman sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the Supreme Court becomes effective at noon after his nearly 28 years of service there.CNBC
Jun 30 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson took the judicial oath just after noon on Thursday, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
Justice Jackson, 51, was confirmed in April, when the Senate voted 53 to 47 on her nomination. She is replacing Justice Stephen G. Breyer, 83, who stepped down with the conclusion of the court’s current term.New York Times (News)
Apr 07 2022
The Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as the newest Supreme Court justice, making her the first black woman to be a member of the nine-judge panel.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pledged to hold the confirmation vote ahead of lawmakers’ two-week recess that begins Friday. The process moved forward on Tuesday after the Senate approved a proceduralWashington Examiner