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Ketanji Brown Jackson Has One Last Obstacle to the Supreme Court: Those Hearings

Biden’s nominee for the court could be the nation’s first Black woman justice if she avoids missteps during Senate hearings that start Monday.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s mission is simple as her confirmation hearings to become the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court start Monday: Don’t fall for the traps.

Jackson, 51, will spend three days testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, playing her role in what President Joe Biden, a former chairman of that panel, once called a “kabuki dance.” Like past nominees, Jackson in all likelihood will seek to skirt controversy and resist attempts to pin her down on divisive issues that might come before the court, such as gun rights and affirmative action.