This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 13, 2021.
For now, Jackson, a former Breyer clerk, is poised for confirmation to the appeals court in Washington, D.C. – often considered a steppingstone to the Supreme Court. Because Democrats killed the Senate filibuster for lower court nominees in 2013, Biden’s picks will need only a simple majority for confirmation. So far Jackson, who is 50, has drawn little opposition from either Republicans or centrist Democrats.
“It’s a testament to whom President Biden nominated…that the Republicans could not lay a finger on her at the hearing,” said Daniel Goldberg, legal director at the progressive group Alliance For Justice. “Quite frankly, there is absolutely no reason to vote against her. She should be confirmed 100 to nothing.”