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As Her Supreme Court Confirmation Starts, Jackson Is Set to Make History

  • Senators will start Day 1 with their opening statements Monday
  • Biden nominee would be the nation’s first Black woman justice
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will make history Monday as she goes before a Senate panel considering her nomination to be the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Barring a major mishap, the Democrats’ narrow control of the Senate means confirmation is all but assured. Though she won’t shift the ideological balance on the conservative-controlled court, the 51-year-old Jackson would add a fresh voice to its outnumbered liberal wing and potentially serve for decades.