BREAKING: Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
The Senate confirmed President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Thursday.
Jackson is set to become the first black woman on the highest court as Biden promised.
She received 53 votes, including from three Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
First Liberty Institute’s president and CEO Kelly Shackelford said he is “deeply concerned” about Jackson going to the Supreme Court.
“As a group dedicated to defending religious freedom, we are deeply concerned that Judge Jackson will not protect our nation’s first freedom,” Shackelford said in a statement.
“Although Judge Jackson conceded religious liberty is a ‘fundamental right,’ we remain unconvinced that she will protect that right based on her repeated refusals to specify her judicial philosophy or what she believes the free exercise of religion means,” he added. “We hope that as a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Jackson will reject the urge to legislate from the bench, as her past record so far indicates, and instead will choose to faithfully defend our freedoms and interpret the Constitution according to its original meaning.”
Leader Schumer with a big thumbs up after Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court confirmation pic.twitter.com/akE0iu6QbO— Tyler Olson (@TylerOlson1791) April 7, 2022