Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first in what will be a whirlwind week of hearings.
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faces another day of questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, as hearings continue over her historic nomination to be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Senators asked the judge about a wide range of topics Tuesday, including about her judicial philosophy, her faith, her work as a former federal public defender and sentences she handed down as a District Court judge in Washington. Notably, she fought back against Republican criticism that she is soft on crime while parrying thorny questions about how she would rule in the culture war battles that frequently appear on the docket of the nation's highest court, from abortion to LGBTQ rights. Many of the same themes are likely to emerge again Wednesday as the same 22 members of the committee get a second round of questions.
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