Jackson pushes back at GOP critics, defends record
March 23, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing Republican senators' pointed questions, Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson forcefully defended her record as a federal judge Tuesday and declared she will rule "from a position of neutrality" if confirmed as the first Black woman on the high court.
Jackson responded to Republicans who have questioned whether she is too liberal in her judicial philosophy, saying she tries to "understand what the people who created this law intended." She said she relies on the words of statutes but also looks to history and practice when the meaning may not be clear.