April 7, 2022
D.C. News
  • The Senate is expected to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court today. Jackson, who appears set to receive bipartisan support, will be the first former public defender and the first Black woman to sit on the court. She will replace Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who plans to retire at the end of the term in June. By then, the 6-3 conservative majority is expected to deliver major rulings on abortion and gun rights that could fuel debate about the high court’s legitimacy. (Articles here, here, here, and here)