Ketanji Brown Jackson

History made: Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice

BY: - June 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court after she was sworn in Thursday by Chief Justice John Roberts and her mentor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer — whose retirement was official moments earlier. The swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court making Jackson’s place in history official took barely three […]

At the White House, an emotional Ketanji Brown Jackson says, ‘We’ve made it, all of us’

BY: and - April 8, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson accepted her dual roles Friday as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice and as a symbol of racial progress. Speaking outside the White House with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris looking on, and her voice at times trembling with emotion, Jackson acknowledged the historic milestone her confirmation as […]


Public defenders are the bedrock of our legal system. How Tom Cotton damaged that

BY: - April 8, 2022

Since it seems to have become something of a thing of late, here’s what the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says about the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an […]

U.S. Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson, ‘America at its best,’ to Supreme Court

BY: - April 7, 2022

First Black woman to serve on the high court approved in 53-47 bipartisan vote WASHINGTON — Ketanji Brown Jackson will make history by becoming the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, after Democratic and Republican senators voted Thursday to confirm her to the lifetime appointment. The 53-47 vote comes just six […]

U.S. Senate heads toward final vote this week on Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation

BY: and - April 6, 2022

The U.S. Senate approved a procedural measure Tuesday to advance Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court, setting up a final vote on confirmation as early as Thursday. The roll call Tuesday was identical to the tally on another procedural vote Monday. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt […]

As Sen. Tillis reiterates opposition to Ketanji Brown Jackson, Booker quotes NC poet Maya Angelou (video)

BY: - April 5, 2022

North Carolina U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) said Monday while Ketanji Brown Jackson was the ‘realization of the American dream’ he would oppose her historic nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. “This is not about the content of her character. This has to do with future decisions where I believe, and I hope that I […]

Jackson wins 3 GOP votes as U.S. Senate advances her Supreme Court nomination

BY: and - April 4, 2022

The U.S. Senate advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court nomination in a 53-47 procedural vote Monday evening, hours after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked along party lines. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah voted with all 50 Senate Democrats on the procedural vote Monday. The […]

Senator Richard Burr joins Tillis in rejecting ‘highly qualified, knowledgeable’ Ketanji Brown Jackson

BY: - April 1, 2022

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will join fellow Republican Sen. Thom Tillis in rejecting the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. In a statement posted to his website Thursday, Burr said while Jackson was “undoubtedly highly qualified” he had concerns about her position on expanding the number of justices to […]


Tillis embarrasses with his manufactured opposition to Supreme Court nominee

BY: - March 31, 2022

Senator rehashes excuse that veteran constitutional law expert long ago derided as “fatuous”  At the outset of his questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson last week in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis offered the following statement as what he apparently intended as a humorous quip: “I […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson wins bipartisan support for U.S. Supreme Court with Collins backing

BY: and - March 30, 2022

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to a seat on the Supreme Court, she said Wednesday, becoming the first Republican to pledge her support for President Joe Biden’s pick to replace retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Collins, of Maine, said in a statement Jackson had “sterling” academic and professional credentials. […]

U.S. Senate winds up grueling Supreme Court hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination

BY: and - March 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – Representatives of the American Bar Association reiterated their finding that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is well qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, and law enforcement groups rebutted GOP accusations Jackson is soft on child pornographers during the final day of Jackson’s confirmation hearings Thursday. Republicans, however, called in witnesses to continue […]