Senate Expected To Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson To The Supreme Court Today

Senate Expected To Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson To The Supreme Court Today

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1 min agoSenate voting now to advance Jackson nomination toward final confirmationFrom CNN’s Clare Foran, Ali Zaslav and Ted Barrett

Ketanji Brown Jackson attends a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 29. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)The Senate is now taking a procedural vote to limit debate and break a filibuster to advance Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination.

This vote requires only a simple majority threshold and is expected to succeed. 

Once this vote is complete, the Senate will be on track to approve the nomination in a final confirmation vote later this afternoon. That vote could take place as early as 1:45 p.m. ET.

20 min agoEven if confirmed, Jackson won’t be sworn in immediately From CNN’s Ariane de Vogue

Later today, the Senate is expected to vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman Supreme Court justice.

But she won’t be on the bench quite yet: If confirmed, she will not be sworn in until after Justice Stephen Breyer retires.

In his letter to President Biden in January, Breyer said his retirement will be effective at the end of the current Supreme Court term, assuming that his successor is confirmed. The term is expected to end sometime late June or early July. 

29 min agoThese are the 3 Republicans who voted in favor of Jackson during a procedural vote earlier this week From CNN’s Alex Rogers

Sen. Susan Collins meets with Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on March 8 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)A bipartisan group of senators voted on Monday to advance Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-11.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called for a vote to break the deadlock and send her nomination to the floor.

Every Democrat and three Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — voted in support of Jackson.

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