Supreme Court Nominee Starts Senate Hearing

March 21, 2022
Supreme Court nominee faces first day of confirmation hearing.

I have dedicated my career to ensuring that the words engraved on the front of the Supreme Court building — equal justice under law — are a reality and not just an ideal.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Senate confirmation hearing.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee oversees the hearing for Supreme Court nominees.
  • The hearing will last several days – the first day (Monday) was set aside for opening statements from both lawmakers and Judge Jackson.
  • Why It Matters: Judge Jackson is the first black woman nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court – if confirmed, she will be the first black woman to sit on the highest court of the land.

    Here's a link to the opening statements of the hearing

    Here's a write-up on the first day of the hearing: Jackson pledges to decide cases ‘without fear or favor’

by Jenna Lee,