“I don’t think that race plays a role in the kind of judge that I have been and would be,” Jackson told the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a question from Texas Republican Sen. 존 코닌. “I’m doing a certain thing when I get my cases. I’m looking at the arguments, the facts and the law. I’m methodically and intentionally setting aside personal views, any other inappropriate considerations, and I would think that race would be the kind of thing that would be inappropriate to inject into my evaluation of a case.”
그러나, 잭슨이 말했다, “I’ve experienced life in perhaps a different way than some of my colleagues because of who I am, and that might be valuable — I hope it would be valuable — if I was confirmed to the court.”
The comments from Jackson come as she is being considered for a vacancy on the influential US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, which is seen as a breeding ground for potential Supreme Court nominees. 잭슨, who currently serves as a DC district judge, is viewed as a, if not the, top candidate for a Supreme Court nomination should a current justice retire, according to Democratic officials. Biden pledged during the campaign to name the first Black woman to the Supreme Court should a vacancy arise.
Jackson was also pressed by Cornyn on whether she supports expanding the size of the high court
, an idea some progressives have zeroed in on following the recent appointments of three conservative justices that have solidified the court’s
6-3 conservative tilt
“Do you think Congress should add additional seats to the Supreme Court?” the Texas Republican asked her.
“평의원, as a sitting judge, I am bound by the Supreme Court, and I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to comment on the structure or size of the court any more than it would be for me to comment on the court’s rulings,” Jackson replied. “Regardless of the size, I would follow the precedents of the Supreme Court.”