Bloomberg Law
May 20, 2021, 3:32 PMUpdated: May 20, 2021, 4:34 PM

Senate Panel Advances Jackson’s Nomination to D.C. Circuit (1)

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced five of President Joe Biden’s first judicial nominees Thursday, including Ketanji Brown Jackson for the powerful D.C. Circuit, bringing them one step closer to confirmation.

Jackson, who is considered a potential future Supreme Court nominee, was approved 13-9. The committee also advanced the nomination of Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 12-10.

While senators broke mostly along party lines on the appeals court nominees, the district court picks received more bipartisan support. Those nominees are District of Colorado nominee Regina Rodriguez, and District of New Jersey nominees ...

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