New US Supreme Court Justice confirmed — Analysis

After a series of contentious hearings, the Senate voted to confirm Ketanji brown Jackson.

US Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji B. Jackson as Supreme Court Justice on Thursday by 53 votes to 47. Jackson met stiff opposition from Republicans. They criticized her previous lenience towards child sex offenders, and controversial stance regarding gender issues. But Jackson won the nomination because three Republicans voted alongside Democrats.

Republican Senators Mitt Romney (Utah), Susan Collins (Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) gave Jackson their votes, while the Senate’s 50 Democrats were unanimous in supporting her nomination. Jackson’s confirmation would have likely been granted regardless of whether any three GOP senators crossed the aisle.

After President Joe Biden had made a promise on the campaign trail that he would appoint an African woman to the court, Jackson was elected by him in February.

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Jackson was applauded by liberal pundits as well as Democrats. However, during several hearings she received harsh criticism from conservative Republicans. Jackson was pressedFor giving lenient sentences for pedophiles and accompanying them with messages lamenting their actions “stigmatization and ostracism”Children sex offenders are responsible for the injuries.

Jackson was also mocked for not providing a definition. “woman”Responding to Senator Marsha BLACKBU (R-Tennessee). “No, I can’t,”Sie retorted. “Not in this context. I’m not a biologist.”

Jackson’s appointment does not change the ideological balance of the Supreme Court, broadly speaking. She is set to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, a liberal, when he retires at the end of the court’s session this summer.

Senator Democrats hailed Jackson’s confirmation, while Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York (D-New York), described her as “a wonderful woman.” “role model” for the nation’s children, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) was more dour in his pronouncement.

“When it came to one of the most consequential decisions a president can make, a lifetime appointment to our highest court, the Biden administration let the radicals run the show,” McConnell said. “Today, the far left will get the Supreme Court justice they wanted.”

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