In the 22 years since she worked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer, whom she replaced last month, the court has become polarized and predictably conservative.
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Her confirmation comes as the newly expanded conservative majority moves to give states more control over things like abortion and energy policy.
A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.
The Republican senator is leaning into her centrist credentials and bipartisan ties in her re-election race, hoping that voters will reward moderation as the G.O.P. has lurched to the right.
Democrats aim to fill as many court vacancies as possible by the end of 2022, when Senate Republicans are in reach of winning control and slamming the brakes on President Biden’s picks.
He rages. McConnell trembles. We all lose.
No senators distinguished themselves more during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing than Booker, the face that looked most like Jackson’s.
Its unspecified origin leaves a linguistic shoe undropped.
The president will commemorate the appointment of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court with a bipartisan group of senators who voted to confirm her.
Readers celebrate the elevation of a Black woman and a former public defender to the court. Also: A new climate warning; Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
With inflation, war and the pandemic looming larger, Democrats who hope that the browbeating of Ketanji Brown Jackson will rally Black voters behind their candidates may be disappointed.
The scope of judicial review is itself part of the problem.
The vote was a bipartisan rejection of Republican attempts to paint her as a liberal extremist who had coddled criminals.
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Her status is the consequence of Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s early and conditional announcement of his retirement.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will help make the Supreme Court look like the nation but will have little power to halt its rightward trajectory.
At every stage, the nominee comported herself with professionalism, grace and dignity — the precise opposite of what we witnessed from some of the Republican lawmakers involved.
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is poised to be confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, making her the first Black woman to serve as a justice. Here’s what that means to Black women at her alma mater.
Two final votes loom as Democrats — and a few Republicans — are ready to back Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the Supreme Court.
Republicans on the Judiciary Committee assailed her record and fought Democrats’ efforts to speed her path toward confirmation as the panel prepared to vote on Monday afternoon.
In seeking to discredit her, they have concocted a scary version of a Black woman to serve up to their base.
The Alaska Republican is facing a difficult re-election race in which she is under attack by former President Donald J. Trump and the right. Could a vote for President Biden’s nominee save her?
Senator Lindsey Graham voted last year to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to an influential appeals court. He now calls her an “activist judge” who should not ascend to the Supreme Court.
Senator Susan Collins, a centrist from Maine, said a second meeting with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson alleviated her concerns. It is unclear if other Republicans will join her.
How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.
A defense of thin skin.
Not for the first time.
From Anita Hill to Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Senate keeps embarrassing itself.
On the dishonest questioning during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings.
Watching the Supreme Court nominee was a major moment, but her treatment by Republican senators felt all too familiar. “Every Black woman speaks that language,” one woman said.
The support of the centrist from West Virginia shows that Democrats are unifying behind Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination in the face of strong Republican opposition.
The Texas senator aggressively questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this week for serving on the board of a school “overflowing with critical race theory.”
Republicans’ hostile interrogation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and relentless re-litigating of past Supreme Court feuds marred a historic moment.
Republican senators criticized Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for imposing sentences lower than prosecutor recommendations in child sexual abuse cases. Other nominees had done the same thing.
Republicans fired off an array of political attacks, and Democrats got through their biggest hurdle to swearing in the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
A Times photographer talks about documenting history and pride at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
After Republicans attacked the school during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, parents, students and alumni said they firmly embraced its values.
Her Supreme Court nomination hearing is a digressively ugly free-for-all.
Senate Republicans are painting a false portrait of Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Criticism of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing decisions emerged as a theme among Republicans — and renewed debate about the party’s stance toward QAnon.
A poll found strong support for the judge’s Supreme Court nomination, but “speechmaking and hissy-fitting” continued in the Senate, said Jimmy Kimmel.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee pummeled the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court for a second day over her sentencing record on cases involving child sex abuse.
In the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the senator cited the famous “I Have a Dream” speech to suggest King would have opposed race-conscious policies.
Republicans are using Jackson as a pawn in a political battle that has little to do with her or the Supreme Court.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s handling of a 2013 case involving images of child sexual abuse was not quite the way Republicans portrayed it.
Partisan talking points replaced questions about legal issues at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearings.
The Republican Senator, a one-time supporter of Judge Jackson, has been among her most aggressive questioners.
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