Senate votes 53-47 to bring Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Senate floor for debate and vote.

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  • Republicans are now opposing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court for giving a weaker-than-recommended sentence to a rapist  
  • Leo Weekes was convicted of raping his 13-year-old niece and later for lying on his sex offender registration
  • Jackson gave Weekes 12 months in prison for lying on his registration rather than the 24 months recommended by federal prosecutors
  • In the time he was set free early, Weekes carried out another alleged sexual assault of his sister-in-law
  • Details of Jackson’s role in the sentencing came out Monday morning, as the Judiciary Committee met to vote on her nomination
  • The panel voted 11-11 on her confirmation, allowing the Democratic Senate leader to bring her confirmation to the floor for a full vote
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