(CBN News) Democrats are hoping the process of confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court will be quick and bipartisan after the Senate already voted last year to put her on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But her judicial record is raising plenty of concern, so there could still be some tough questioning in her confirmation hearings this week on issues from abortion to child sexual predators.
The 51-year old judge would become the third black justice and first federal public defender to sit on the Supreme Court. In addition, the Harvard-trained lawyer served as the vice-chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. It’s her lenient sentencing of child pornographers and pedophiles that has raised some red flags for Republicans.