Judge Jackson’s Unimpeachable Character, Record Shine Through in Third Day of Confirmation Hearings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2022
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JUDGE JACKSON’S UNIMPEACHABLE CHARACTER, RECORD SHINE THROUGH IN THIRD DAY OF CONFIRMATION HEARINGS
Judge Jackson: “I’ve been the kind of judge who lives up to the oath in terms of being fair and impartial, ruling without fear or favor.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement on the third day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings:
“Today, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson once again shone during another marathon session answering questions from senators on the Judiciary Committee. Throughout these hearings, she has consistently demonstrated her deep knowledge of the Constitution and thoughtful approach to jurisprudence. And in response to unsubstantiated attacks and pure political theater, she showcased the temperament and steely composure befitting a future Supreme Court Justice.
“While Senate Republicans had promised a respectful process, we instead saw them descend into degrading personal attacks and shameful political grandstanding, repeatedly interrupting Judge Jackson, continuing to peddle vile and thoroughly debunked conspiracy theories, and pursuing lines of questioning unrelated to Judge Jackson’s qualifications for the Court.
“Through it all, Judge Jackson demonstrated remarkable grace and poise, patiently giving substantive answers to more than 500 questions, drawing on her deep experience from all parts of the legal profession, including her time as a federal appellate judge, service on the Bipartisan U.S. Sentencing Commission, work as a public defender, and more. She reiterated her commitment to fairness, impartiality, and upholding her oath to rule from a position of neutrality by evaluating each case based on the facts and the law.
“As we have learned over the past few days, Judge Jackson’s experience, character, and commitment to the rule of law make her eminently qualified to serve on our nation’s highest court. We’ve seen moments of joy shine through as these hearings have given Judge Jackson the opportunity to share her moving personal story and what the historic nature of her nomination has meant to her and Americans across the country. We look forward to the final day of hearings and to her ultimate confirmation as our next Supreme Court Justice.”