Alaska two senators split on Supreme Court confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court last Thursday, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice.

Cheers rang out in the Senate chamber as Jackson, a 51-year-old appeals court judge with nine years experience on the federal bench, was confirmed 53-47, mostly along party lines but with three Republican votes.

Alaska’s two Republican senators split on the issue.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of only three Republicans to vote in favor of confirming Jackson. Other Republicans voting in favor were Sen. Mitt Romney o...


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