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Watch: Ketanji Brown Jackson faces a 2nd day of questioning from senators

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson takes questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. There will be more of that today.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold the third day of confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the federal judge President Biden has picked to fill Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's seat.

On Tuesday, lawmakers grilled her for more than 13 hours and will again question Jackson today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. She faced questions from Republicans on her view of critical race theory, whether she called former President George W. Bush and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld "war criminals," and on the length of sentences she has handed down in child pornography cases. Today she'll face another round of questioning from the 22 committee members.

If she is confirmed, Jackson would become the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice.

Updated: March 23, 2022 at 8:38 AM CDT