Day 3 Recap: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Senate Confirmation Hearings

4 min readMar 24, 2022


Day three of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings continued with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Jackson confidently highlighted her commitment to justice and further proved that she is the experienced, distinguished, and highly-qualified judge that our nation needs on the Supreme Court. Here’s what you missed:

Statement from NARAL Pro-Choice America Research Director, Dina Montemarano

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is an experienced and highly-qualified jurist — and anti-choice Republicans know it. They have no real basis to attack her record, so they are weaponizing Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearings in order to put falsehoods on the congressional record as well as in the media. These tactics are meant to distract from Judge Jackson’s stellar record as a judge and her many qualifications to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Those covering the false statements made by these senators and witnesses during the remainder of these hearings have an obligation not to lift up these blatant falsehoods unless they are appropriately debunked. When it comes to a lifetime position on our nation’s highest bench, the American people deserve to know the truth.”

Key moments

“One of the reasons why having a diverse judicial branch is important is because it lends and bolsters public confidence in our systems. We have a diverse society in the United States.”- Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

“America is ready for this Supreme Court glass ceiling to finally shatter and you, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, are the person to do it.”- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee

“Judge Jackson I offer that with your talent exemplary qualifications on full display. If my colleagues truly believe in maintaining the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. If they really care about Americans’ faith in the judicial system they will see…that you’re exactly the type of judge that should serve on the Supreme Court.”- Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA)

“Your family and you speak to service, service, service. And I’m telling you right now, I’m not letting anybody in the Senate steal my joy.”- Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

“I think I’ve been the kind of judge who lives up to the oath in terms of being fair and impartial, ruling without fear and without favor, and ruling consistent with article three.”- Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

“When that final vote happens and you ascend onto the highest court in the land, I’m gonna rejoice. And I’m gonna tell you right now, the greatest country in the world, the United States of America, will be better — because of you.”- Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)

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