Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Guantanamo clients an issue for GOP:
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson represented four Guantanamo Bay detainees when she was working as a public defender. This has led some Republicans say she has a record of “defending terrorists”. She can expect them to raise sharp questions regarding this at the Senate hearings for her nomination to the Supreme Court on Monday. This criticism even comes from prominent Republicans who have previously defended other representatives for Guantanamo detainees. Jackson’s response to this is that “an attorney has a duty to represent her clients zealously,” regardless of their views. Democrats have the votes to confirm her even without GOP support. Despite this, they can expect Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is holding the hearings, to try to paint her as soft on crime and terrorism. She has already been branded as a “radical, left-wing activist” by Republicans.
American gunmakers help Ukrainians fight back against Putin: