Alessandra Serano with Operation Underground Railroad, a support group for survivors of human and sex trafficking, gave remarks March 24 on the final day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“I hope all of the members of this committee agree that there is no cause more noble than protecting our children,” Serano said. “Whether some crimes warrant long prison sentences is a debate left for another day.”
After three days of testimony from Jackson and questions from senators, the committee will hear from professional and personal witnesses who can speak to Jackson’s work and her character. Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden in February to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. After the hearings conclude, the committee will issue a recommendation in preparation for a full Senate vote. If confirmed, Jackson will be the first Black woman on the high court.
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