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March 21, 2022

Gearing up and rounding up before start of Senate hearing on the SCOTUS nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

At 11am this morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings concerning the "Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States." I believe the hearing can be watched live here via the Senate Judiciary website and here via C-SPAN.  Because of Judge Jackson's considerable criminal justice and sentencing history, I am likely to follow (and blog about?) these proceedings a bit more than some other recent SCOTUS hearing.

For lots of general coverage, How Appealing has many recent stories collected here and here and here.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, Senator Josh Hawley's criticisms of Judge Jackson attitudes toward sex offenders and those who download child pornography (first discussed here) continue to generate attention and commentary.  Here are just some of the newer pieces on this front and related issues:

From ABC News, "Fact check: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson child porn sentences ‘pretty mainstream’"

From the National Review, "Senator Hawley’s Disingenuous Attack against Judge Jackson’s Record on Child Pornography"

From Reason, "Josh Hawley Absurdly Suggests That Ketanji Brown Jackson Has a Soft Spot for 'Child Predators'"

From the Wall Street Journal, "Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Hearings to Focus on Legal Experience, Record on Crime"

Here is some of my prior coverage since Judge Jackson's nomination:

March 21, 2022 at 10:07 AM | Permalink


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