Apr 01 2022

Shelby Meets with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding his meeting this week with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court:


“Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with Judge Jackson.  As with any nominee to the Supreme Court, I believe it is important to carefully consider their qualifications and credentials, including their judicial philosophy, temperament, and prior decisions as a judge.  We had a candid discussion in which I questioned her about my concerns, such as her judicial philosophy, position on court-packing, and prior sentencing record as a judge.  While I enjoyed meeting Judge Jackson, her answers did not sufficiently alleviate my concerns.  As such, I am unable to support her nomination to the Supreme Court.”