Day 1 Recap: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Senate Confirmation Hearings

3 min readMar 22, 2022

The first day of the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson highlighted her tremendous qualifications and outstanding record.

Here’s what you missed:

Rally for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supporters across the country rallied together at the Supreme Court and online to celebrate this historic nomination and to show senators that the majority of Americans support a swift confirmation of Judge Jackson as our next Supreme Court justice.

Key moments from day one

Opening remarks from Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson:

Introduction from Senator Dick Durbin, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee:

“This is not a normal day for America. We have never had this moment before and I just want to talk about the joy.”- Senator Cory Booker

“It’s time for Judge Jackson to become Justice Jackson.” — Senator Mazie Hirono

“Judge Jackson, I know you are equipped with a tremendous record of experience and accomplishment and you are ready to blaze this trail.” — Senator Alex Padilla

“This moment will mark a new chapter in our country.” — Senator Cory Booker

Top Tweets from day one

What Influencers are saying

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