WASHINGTON, DC — Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will be in the spotlight in the Senate this week. Confirmation hearings for the federal judge begin soon in the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Biden nominated Jackson to replace retiring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer in February. If confirmed by the full Senate, Jackson will be the first Black woman to ever serve on the nation’s highest court.
Jackson is expected to present an opening statement Monday afternoon before answering questions from the committee’s 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans. She appeared before the same committee last year, after President Biden chose her to fill an opening on the federal appeals court in Washington.
Jackson is a graduate of Harvard Law School. The 51-year-old DC-based federal appellate court judge was born in the nation’s capital and raised in Miami.