Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history as the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
The Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer broke the tie and sent Jackson’s nomination to the floor in a systematic vote, which was hampered by a systemic 11-11 vote on Monday.
According to CNN, every Democrat supported the 51-year-old’s nomination and three Republicans voted in favor of Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski-Jackson of Alaska.
“Justice Jackson will bring to the Supreme Court the highest levels of competence, honesty, civility and compassion,” said Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, explaining his support for him Monday. “Today’s activities of the committee are nothing short of historic. I am honored to be a part of it, “CNN reported.
Although the DC judge is considered one of the most deserving nominees, almost every Republican is expected to oppose his nomination. It is said that many are concerned about his “judicial philosophy, or lack thereof, his conviction in some criminal cases and his advocacy on behalf of certain clients,” CNNO reports.
“My support relies on Judge Jackson’s qualifications, which no one questions; Demonstrating his judicial independence; His demeanor and mood; And he will bring that important point to court as a replacement for Justice Brayer, “Murkowski said on Monday. “It also relies on the Supreme Court’s rejection of the erosive politicization of the review process for nominees, which, on both sides of the corridor, is getting worse and more detached from reality over the years.”
If confirmed, Jackson will replace Justice Stephen Brayer The full Senate vote is expected later this week