Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) joined all 50 Democratic senators to vote in favor of confirmation, with every other Republican senator voting against. Jackson will be sworn in once Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer.
Democrats praised the vote as a historic moment; Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) said Jackson’s confirmation “reflects the promise of progress on which our democracy rests.” Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Biden administration allowed “the far left” to “run the show” during Jackson’s nomination process.
Outlets across the spectrum featured Jackson’s confirmation prominently on Thursday afternoon. Coverage was mostly balanced, with outlets on both the right and left noting the historic nature of the story. Coverage in some left-rated outlets framed the story positively and portrayed Republican criticisms negatively; The New York Times (Lean Left) said “the vote was a rejection of Republican attempts to paint her as a liberal extremist.”
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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 procedural measure to advance Jackson's nomination to the high court.
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The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, felling one of the most significant remaining racial barriers in American government and sending the first Democratic nominee to the high court in 12 years.
Jackson, a daughter of schoolteachers who has risen steadily through America’s elite legal ranks, will become the first Black woman to sit on the court and only the eighth who is not a White man. She will replace Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer after the Supreme Court’s term ends in late June or early...
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