Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson defended her record as a federal public defender and district court judge on her second day of confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court.
“It’s a lot of early mornings and late nights,” Jackson said. “And what that means is there will be hearings during your daughter’s recitals. There’ll be emergencies on birthdays that you have to handle. And I know so many young women in this country — especially who have small kids — who have these momentous events and have to make a choice.”
Republicans repeatedly questioned Jackson about her sentencing record in child pornography cases and sought to link her to critical race theory, an academic framework for examining systemic racism that’s typically used by legal scholars. Democrats denounced a Republican National Committee tweet on the topic as racist, and Jackson said the intellectual framework does not come up in her work as a judge.