U.S. Supreme Court pick Jackson rejects Republican criticism on crime

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, on Tuesday rejected Republican claims that she has been overly lenient toward some criminal defendants as a judge and pledged to “stay in my lane” if confirmed to the lifetime job as she faced questioning during her Senate confirmation hearing.

Jackson, in responding to Republican accusations that she has been soft on child pornography defendants, told the Senate Judiciary Committee: “As a mother and a judge who has had to deal with these cases, I was thinking that nothing could be further from the truth.”

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