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Crapo Comments on the Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  

“I take my constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review this nomination very seriously, and have long maintained that judges at every level of our judicial system must interpret the law as it is written, not legislate new positions from the bench.  As the confirmation process continues, I look forward to the opportunity to meet with Judge Jackson to learn and understand more deeply about her judicial philosophy.  I will conduct all due diligence to ensure my consideration of and votes regarding her nomination remain consistent with the principles and values of Idahoans.”  

If confirmed, she will fill the vacancy created by the forthcoming retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.  Breyer served on the Supreme Court for 28 years.  The confirmation hearings for Judge Jackson will commence on a schedule to be announced later by the Senate Judiciary Committee.