Senate Judiciary Committee must fully and completely vet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Feb. 28, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully and completely vet President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson:

“President Joe Biden has the Article II power to appoint anyone he deems appropriate to be on the Supreme Court. Similarly, the Senate has the same constitutional responsibility to fully and completely vet Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will be a lifetime appointment. This legislative check on both the executive and judicial branches makes the Senate the last of defense of the Constitution when it comes to appointments, making certain that the court is only filled with serious jurists and not political activists.

“It is important that the Senate Judiciary Committee engage in a rigorous and thorough examination of Judge Jackson’s record, philosophy and qualifications. Normally a nominee has an extensive appeals court record, but Judge Jackson only has one written appellate court decision. It is up to the Senate to review her political biases and writings with an eye toward ascertaining her ability to be an independent member of the Supreme Court who follows what the law says — and not her personal preferences.”

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