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Ketanji Brown Jackson: Key moments as Biden’s Supreme Court pick quizzed

What it means: Jackson explained her work defending terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay as an effort to protect something greater – the US Constitution. In a line that should be familiar to anyone who lived through the early 2000s, she said not abiding by constitutional protections “would let the terrorists win”. Under questioning by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, however, she acknowledged that defending detainees meant, at times, helping to release individuals who then worked against US interests. Mr Graham, it seemed, was not impressed. “I hope they all die,” he said before he walked out of the hearing room. By Anthony Zurcher