Vote on Jackson's nomination could come as early as Monday

Published March 23, 2022 at 7:40 AM EDT
Senate Holds Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings For Ketanji Brown Jackson
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Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson takes questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. There was more of that on Wednesday.

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.