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Senate votes to go forward with Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to Supreme Courtroom


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The Senate voted 53-47 on Monday to move forward with a confirmation vote for President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court docket, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee was deadlocked 11-11 alongside party lines, but Senate The vast majority Chief Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., produced a procedural go to discharge her nomination from the committee with Monday’s vote. 

Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., were the only a few Republicans to vote in favor of Jackson. 

“Immediately after reviewing Judge Jackson’s record and testimony, I have concluded that she is a perfectly-experienced jurist and a man or woman of honor,” Sen. Romney said in a statement minutes in advance of Monday’s vote. “When I do not hope to agree with just about every determination she could make on the Court docket, I think that she a lot more than satisfies the typical of excellence and integrity.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, departs a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Ketanji Brown Jackson, affiliate justice of the U.S. Supreme Courtroom nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, departs a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
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Sen. Murkowski criticized the “corrosive politicization of the review process for Supreme Court nominees” in saying her assist for Jackson. 

“My support rests on Decide Jackson’s skills, which no a person thoughts her shown judicial independence her demeanor and temperament and the essential point of view she would bring to the court as a substitution for Justice Breyer,” Sen. Murkowski reported. 

Collins, Murkowski, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had been the only Republicans to vote for Jackson when she was verified as an appeals court docket judge very last 12 months, but Graham mentioned he could not aid her nomination to the Supreme Court docket. 

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Biden nominated Jackson to the Supreme Court in February right after vowing to nominate the very first Black female to the higher court all through his campaign. 

Republicans grilled Jackson for the duration of 30 several hours of hearings final month on the sentences she handed down to felony offenders, significantly in baby pornography circumstances. 

“Possessing carefully studied her history, unfortunately, I imagine she and I have basically distinctive sights on the job judges need to enjoy in our program of federal government,” the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top rated Republican, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, stated Monday. “Mainly because of all those disagreements, I can not help her nomination.”

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The complete Senate will start out debating Jackson’s nomination on Tuesday in advance of a confirmation vote later in the week. 

WHD News’s Tyler Olson contributed to this report. 

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