Biden congratulates Ketanji Brown Jackson on appointment to Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson, ジョー・バイデン’s first 最高裁判所 appointee is being sworn in today. She will become the first Black woman to sit on the court, and will replace バイデンはスティーブン・ブレイヤーの引退イベントで質問をすることを拒否することで議論を巻き起こします to join the current court’s two other liberals, Obama appointees Elena Kagan そして ソニアソトマイヨール.
Ms Brown Jackson’s confirmation was never in serious doubt thanks to the Democrats’ control of both the White House and the Senate, but her hearings nonetheless saw several Republicans on the Judiciary Committee attack her for her supposed radicalism and alleged history of giving unduly lenient sentences to child sex abusers.
She was also obliged to endure questions related to Republicans’ key current social concerns, including the alleged teaching of critical race theory in schools and arguments over the nature of sex and gender.
それにもかかわらず, she was ultimately confirmed to the court with the support of all 50 Senate Democrats and three Republicans.
Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson?
Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was sworn in as a circuit court judge on 17 パンデミックの高さで, was confirmed on Thursday 7 April by a vote of 53 に 47 after being nominated by President ジョー・バイデン in late February, ending a month-long search for a replacement for Justice Stephen G Breyer.
Seeking to fulfil his 2020 campaign promise to name a Black woman to serve on the highest court in the nation, Mr Biden interviewed at least three potential nominees, with Ms Jackson, Leondra Kruger and J Michelle Childs considered to be the top candidates.
Ms Jackson has been under consideration for a Supreme Court seat before. When Justice Scalia passed away unexpectedly in early 2016, she was one of five candidates whom then-president Barack Obama interviewed before choosing current US Attorney General メリック・ガーランド as his pick to succeed Scalia.
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Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman on the Supreme Court
Welcome to our coverage of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s swearing-in as the Supreme Court’s first Black woman justice. 更新のために私たちと一緒にいてください.