Justice Jackson, a Former Law Clerk, Returns to a Transformed Supreme Court

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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‘Our Little Town’: A Fourth of July Parade Turned Deadly

“Must each of us lose a loved one before the gun lobby is stopped?” a reader asks. Also: Justice Jackson’s tough task; threats against election workers.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

Her confirmation comes as the newly expanded conservative majority moves to give states more control over things like abortion and energy policy.

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How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

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.

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Lisa Murkowski Bets Big on the Center in Alaska

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.

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Democrats Aim to Fill as Many Court Vacancies as Possible by End of 2022

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.

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Trump Still Has the Republican Party in His Grasp

He rages. McConnell trembles. We all lose.

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Cory Booker, ‘You Had Our Back’

No senators distinguished themselves more during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing than Booker, the face that looked most like Jackson’s.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Has an ‘African’ Name. I Wish We Knew More About It.

Its unspecified origin leaves a linguistic shoe undropped.

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Biden Will Celebrate Judge Jackson’s Confirmation at the White House

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.

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Judge Jackson’s Confirmation to the Court: ‘It Lifts My Heart’

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.

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Jackson Confirmation Aside, G.O.P. Sees an Opening With Black Voters

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.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Her Work Cut Out for Her

The scope of judicial review is itself part of the problem.

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Jackson Confirmed as First Black Woman to Sit on Supreme Court

The vote was a bipartisan rejection of Republican attempts to paint her as a liberal extremist who had coddled criminals.

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Four Opinion Writers on How the G.O.P. Fringe Took Over American Politics

Jamelle Bouie, Ezra Klein and Jane Coaston join Lulu Garcia-Navarro to discuss culture-war legislation, political strategy and sanctions on Russia.

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Judge Jackson Is Now a Justice in Waiting

Her status is the consequence of Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s early and conditional announcement of his retirement.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Transformative Justice Whose Impact May Be Limited

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will help make the Supreme Court look like the nation but will have little power to halt its rightward trajectory.

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Oh, Josh & Marsha & Ted & Lindsey … Sorry, Judge Jackson

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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What Is Putin Really After in Ukraine?

Readers discuss a Bret Stephens column about whether or not Vladimir Putin miscalculated. Also: The Amazon union vote; treatment for sex offenders.

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What Ketanji Brown Jackson Means to Black Women at Harvard Law School

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.

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What to Watch For Ahead of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation

Two final votes loom as Democrats — and a few Republicans — are ready to back Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the Supreme Court.

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Democrats Push Jackson Toward Confirmation, Over G.O.P. Opposition

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.

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On Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, How Low Will Senate Republicans Go?

In seeking to discredit her, they have concocted a scary version of a Black woman to serve up to their base.

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Jackson Vote Poses a Political Dilemma for Murkowski

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?

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Graham, Once a Backer of Jackson, Says He Will Oppose Her Confirmation

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.

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Collins to Back Jackson for Supreme Court, Giving Her a G.O.P. Vote

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.

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The G.O.P.’s Misleading Attack on Judge Jackson

How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.

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Roxane Gay: Will Smith Was Wrong, but Being Thin-Skinned Is Not

A defense of thin skin.

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Washington Is Getting Extra Serious and Extra Silly

Not for the first time. 

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Real Justice: Justice Jackson

From Anita Hill to Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Senate keeps embarrassing itself.

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Republican Senators Play the QAnon Game

On the dishonest questioning during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings.

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How Black Women Saw Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

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.

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Manchin Backs Jackson as Democrats Unite Behind Confirmation

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.

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Ted Cruz’s Daughters Attend a Private School That Is ‘Antiracist’

The Texas senator aggressively questioned Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this week for serving on the board of a school “overflowing with critical race theory.”

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The Respectful Supreme Court Hearing That Wasn’t

Republicans’ hostile interrogation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and relentless re-litigating of past Supreme Court feuds marred a historic moment.

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Critics of Jackson’s Child Sex Abuse Sentences Backed Judges With Similar Records

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.

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Takeaways From Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings

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.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Daughter and That Photo

A Times photographer talks about documenting history and pride at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Caught in a Culture War, Georgetown Day School Holds Fast to Its Mission

After Republicans attacked the school during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, parents, students and alumni said they firmly embraced its values.

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Where, In This Senate Circus, Is Ketanji Brown Jackson?

Her Supreme Court nomination hearing is a digressively ugly free-for-all.

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Distorted Reality

Senate Republicans are painting a false portrait of Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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QAnon Cheers Republican Attacks on Jackson. Democrats See a Signal.

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.

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Late Night Approves of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s High Ratings

A poll found strong support for the judge’s Supreme Court nomination, but “speechmaking and hissy-fitting” continued in the Senate, said Jimmy Kimmel.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Survives a Final Bruising Day of Questions

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.

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During Supreme Court Hearings, Ted Cruz Invokes Dr. King, and Scholars See a Familiar Distortion

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.

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The Using of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Republicans are using Jackson as a pawn in a political battle that has little to do with her or the Supreme Court.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Sentencing of a 2013 Case Is Attacked by Republicans

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s handling of a 2013 case involving images of child sexual abuse was not quite the way Republicans portrayed it.

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The Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing as ‘Ideological Food Fight’

Partisan talking points replaced questions about legal issues at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearings.

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Lindsey Graham Takes Caustic Tone in Questioning Jackson

The Republican Senator, a one-time supporter of Judge Jackson, has been among her most aggressive questioners.

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A Poised Supreme Court Nominee, and ‘Nasty Politicians’

Readers were impressed by Judge Jackson’s performance in the face of G.O.P. senators’ attacks. Also: Troops’ mental health; Trump and Ukraine; supporting teachers.

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