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GOP Focuses on Jackson’s Record on Sentencings: Court Update

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson told the Senate Judiciary Committee considering her nomination to the Supreme Court that Roe v. Wade is settled law on abortion rights, declined to say whether she backs expanding the court and defended her sentencing in child-porn cases. 

The statements came on Tuesday during the first of two days of questioning by lawmakers on the panel. Over several hours, Democrats highlighted Jackson’s qualifications and her experience as a judge and public defender. Republicans pressed her on representation of accused terrorists and a reversed ruling on immigration but also sought to air grievances about past treatment of conservative nominees.