Sen. Ben Sass (RNE) announced Friday evening that it would vote against Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination. Sass, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was the only Republican on the committee who did not sign a petition. Letter demanding copy Record of the experimental report of the child pornography case conducted by Jackson and leaked to Democrats and the media. This raised concerns that Sass could vote for Jackson outside the committee.
A tie vote on an equally divided Judiciary Committee (11-11) means the full Senate must vote to bring Jackson’s nomination to the floor. The tie vote in the 50-50 Senate could be broken by Orange Harris. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced Friday that he would like to vote for Jackson.
Sasse statement about Judge Jackson no vote
March 25, 2022
Senator Ben Sass, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“Judge Jackson is an extraordinary man of extraordinary American story. We both love this country, but we do not agree on the judicial philosophy and I am sorry to vote for this assurance.
“Judge Jackson has impeccable credentials and a deep knowledge of the law, but at every turn this week he has not only refused to claim originality as his judicial philosophy, he has refused to claim any judicial philosophy. Judge Jackson refused to take any specific action limiting their or their judicial role.
“Instead, like Justice Elena Kagan, he wanted to make it clear that originality is one of the tools used by judges – not a real limitation of judicial power. Judge Jackson’s record makes it clear that he has more tools in his toolbox.
“Studying the McGann case is important, Judge Jackson was asked to decide a fancy constitutional question. Instead of carefully examining the constitutional principles at the heart of the text, Judge Jackson created a new, inherent constitutional right to sue; In the guise of abstract “constitutional values”, his views fit a policy approach to the president. This is a pattern. Jackson has been overthrown to transcend his authority.
“As we made clear in our exchange of views on Tuesday and Wednesday, it is one thing to explain judicial philosophy but quite another to agree to a trial bound by such restraint.
“Like many of our public squares, the Supreme Court’s confirmation process is broken and does not build confidence in the Senate or the Supreme Court. Senators should have spoken less, and Judge Jackson should have made his judicial philosophy clear and understandable to the American people. Unfortunately, none of these things happened.
“I am grateful for Judge Jackson’s service and wish him and his family well in their endeavors, but I am unable to agree to the nomination.”
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