Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Heads To Capitol Hill For Senate Hearings


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After officially receiving President Joe Biden's nomination for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson heads to Capitol Hill on Wednesday (March 2) to begin the Senate confirmation process.

Biden shouted out retiring Justice Stephen Breyer during his State of the Union address on Tuesday (March 1), thanking the 83-year-old for his years of service. Breyer announced his retirement earlier this year, paving the way for Biden to nominate Jackson.

During this week, Jackson is expected to meet with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, NBC News reported.

Schumer said Monday (February 28) he's working with Durbin to have dates for the confirmation hearings set as soon as possible.

"Once the Judiciary Committee completes its consideration of Judge Jackson, I will move to have her nomination come immediately to the floor of the Senate, so the Senate wastes no time fulfilling its constitutional duty," Schumer said from the Senate floor.

"We are going to have a fair but expeditious process, where members of both sides will get to ask their questions and explore the judge's record."

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