Jackson faces initial round of questioning during hearings

Posted at 6:46 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 06:46:18-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will face senators’ questions for the first time as Democrats push to quickly confirm the only Black female justice in the court’s history.

Jackson listened to more than four hours of senators’ opening statements on Monday as the Judiciary Committee hearings on her nomination got underway.

As senators begin 30-minute rounds of grilling on Tuesday, Jackson will respond to their specific points.

Those include charges by some Republicans that she has been too lenient in sentencing on criminal matters.