Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks to her opinions, impartiality, faith: live updates

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WASHINGTON – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearings faced senators’ questions Tuesday about how she would approach a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

Jackson, a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sat quietly throughout much of the proceeding Monday as senators delivered opening statements. Those statements offered some clues about the questions Jackson is likely to receive today.

Republicans indicated they will press Jackson on the sentences she has handed down in a number of criminal cases she handled when she was a U.S. District Court judge for nearly a decade. They’ll also nudge her to offer more insight into how she interprets the Constitution in cases where the document isn’t explicit.

Tuesday marks the first of two days of questioning. Senators will get 30 minutes each, in order of seniority. And then they’ll get a second round of questions on Wednesday.

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