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Split on Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Highlights Deepening Partisanship – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Senate is poised to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this week, in a historic vote that will elevate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court but also highlight just how partisan high-court nominations have become in recent years.

On Monday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to deadlock on Judge Jackson’s nomination, with all 11 Democrats voting in favor and all 11 Republicans voting no. Later that day, Democrats are set to hold a vote on the floor to bring her nomination before the full Senate, despite the committee tie. A final confirmation vote, at a simple majority threshold in the Senate, could come as early as Thursday.

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