Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson faced the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first in a series of high-profile confirmation hearings.
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President Joe Biden's nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that she decides cases from a "neutral posture" and would continue to do so if confirmed to be the first Black woman in history seated on the nation's highest court.
Democrats celebrated Jackson's nomination during the more than four hours of debate, noting her background as a former federal public defender and longtime federal judge who is supported by a broad range of groups, including those representing law enforcement. Because of that, her supporters said, she should win bipartisan support.
"If I am confirmed, I commit to you that I will work productively to support and defend the Constitution and this grand experiment of American democracy that has endured over these past 246 years," Jackson told the committee.
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