Jackson heading for likely confirmation

Jackson heading for likely confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced down a barrage of Republican questioning about her sentencing of criminal defendants on Wednesday, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks on her motivations as a judge. Her bottom line: She declared at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday that she would rule “without any agendas” if approved as the high court’s first Black female justice. Democrats answered the GOP criticism with praise for Jackson. And tears rolled down her face as Black Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey said that when he sees her he sees “my ancestors and yours.”

Photo: Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)