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Dates for scheduled confirmation hearings to the post of judge of the Supreme Court of the United States Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judge Jackson on Wednesday (March 2) made his way to Capitol Hill to begin the approval process by meeting with Senate leaders, including the majority leader Chuck Sumer, Chairman of the Judicial Committee Dick Durbinand leader of the Senate minority Mitch McConnell.

Senate approval hearings will begin March 21, the Senate Judicial Committee said. According to CNNthere will be two days of interrogation, and on March 24 additional witnesses will testify.

The President Joe Biden announced the election of a candidate for the Supreme Court last week, showing that he chose a 51-year-old to replace Justice Stephen Breyer retiring after almost 30 years on the bench.

Jackson was born in Washington and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard University and once worked as a clerk in justice for Breyer. So far, the mother of two has received great support, including from the Fraternal Order of Police, which praised the family history of Judge Jackson, who was involved in law enforcement.

If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first black woman to sit in the country’s highest court.

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