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Sen. Richard Shelby won’t back Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court nomination

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby meets with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby meets with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson(Sen. Shelby Press Office)
Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 10:52 AM CDT
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WASHINGTON D.C., (WBRC) - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) released a statement today declaring that after a meeting with Supreme Court nominee Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson he has decided not to support her nomination.

“Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Jackson,” Senator Shelby said. As with any nominee to the Supreme Court, I believe it is important to carefully consider their qualifications and credentials, including their judicial philosophy, temperament, and prior decisions as a judge.  We had a candid discussion in which I questioned her about my concerns, such as her judicial philosophy, position on court-packing, and prior sentencing record as a judge.  While I enjoyed meeting Judge Jackson, her answers did not sufficiently alleviate my concerns.  As such, I am unable to support her nomination to the Supreme Court.”

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