Senate Judiciary Panel Deadlocks 11-11 On Jackson

Reuters reports:

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 11-11 along party lines on U.S. President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, with the full Senate still expected to confirm her later in the week as the first Black woman to serve on the top U.S. judicial body.

The deadlocked committee vote, with Biden’s fellow Democrats in favor of advancing her nomination and Republican united in opposition, pushes the confirmation battle into its next phase – a showdown on the Senate floor.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, already has said the Senate was on track to confirm Jackson, a federal appellate court judge, to the lifetime post before its planned Easter recess that begins on Friday.

Read the full article.