Vote on Jackson's nomination could come as early as Monday
The Senate Judiciary Committee has wrapped up the third day of confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the federal judge whom President Biden has picked to fill retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's seat.
As the panel wrapped up today, Chairman Dick Durbin announced that the committee will meet in executive session on Jackson's nomination on Monday. The panel’s rules allow for any committee business to be held over for one week, which could push the vote to April 4.
In the second day of questioning Jackson, Republicans revisited themes from Tuesday, intensely grilling her on the length of sentences she has handed down in child pornography cases. She also faced questions about her view on cameras in the courtroom and her judicial philosophy. In a moving moment that led Jackson to wipe away tears, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., lauded her historic nomination. If she is confirmed, Jackson would become the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice.
- Catch up: Read a recap from the first day and the second day.
- Analysis: 4 takeaways after 3 days of hearings
- Judge Jackson primer: Read a profile from when she was named as Biden's Supreme Court nominee