Detroit Evening Report, March 21, 2022: Confirmation hearings begin for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

If confirmed, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

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The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings today for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson who, if confirmed, will be the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. The 51-year old Harvard-trained Jackson would also be the first former public defender to ascend to the court since Justice Thurgood Marshall. Jackson has served on the federal bench for nine years and was appointed to the federal appeals court by President Biden last year.

Other headlines for March 21, 2022:

  • Adam Shakoor, America’s first Muslim judge, has died
  • Efforts underway to add protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to state law
  • Whitmer vetoes Republican-proposed income tax cuts, legislation to require clerks to process concealed pistol licenses during emergencies
  • Cinema Detroit to host Ukraine movie and fundraiser

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  • Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.