Headline RoundupMarch 25th, 2022

Manchin Backs Ketanji Brown Jackson Nomination

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday morning that he would vote in favor of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. 

Manchin’s support nearly guarantees Jackson’s eventual appointment, since no Senate Democrat has opposed the nomination and filibusters are not allowed on judicial confirmations. In a statement posted to Twitter, Manchin said he had met with Jackson and found her to be “warm and gracious,” adding, “I am confident that Judge Jackson is supremely qualified and has the disposition necessary to serve as our nation’s next Supreme Court Justice.” A final confirmation vote is expected in early April. 

Coverage was widespread and mostly balanced across the spectrum on Friday. While some say it is biased to label Republican criticisms as “attacks,” that framing was present in some outlets on both sides, including Fox News (Right) and CNN (Left). Coverage from both sides also noted that Jackson would be the first black woman on the Supreme Court. 

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