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Senator Hawley Questions Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Over Troubling Record of Lenient Sentencing for Pedophiles

During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for U.S. Supreme Court today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) focused his questioning on the alarming trend of lenient sentencing in child pornography cases that he first mentioned in a tweet thread last week and his opening comments yesterday. 

During his time, Sen. Hawley focused on Judge Jackson’s sentencing decision and comments during one of the seven child pornography cases he was concerned about,...

Senator Hawley Delivers Opening Statement for Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) gave his opening statement in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination. 

During his remarks, he outlined seven cases where Judge Jackson sentenced convicted child pornography offenders below sentencing guidelines and below what the government requested.

Senator Hawley said, “What concerns me is that in every case, in each of these seven, Judge Jackson handed down a lenient sentence that was...

Hawley Refutes ‘Fact Check’ on Judge Jackson’s Record of Lenient Sentencing for Pedophiles

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement in response to a "fact check" from the Washington Post on his Twitter thread exposing Judge Jackson's leniency on child porn offenders: 

"Judge Jackson has yet to address her alarming record on child porn offenders. But rather than ask her questions, the Washington Post is regurgitating White House talking points. Their 'fact check' questions & my answers below. Now go ask the person nominated for the Supreme Court."


Sen. Hawley Statement on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Jackson

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court:

"Now that President Biden has made his choice for the Supreme Court, I look forward to meeting with Judge Jackson one on one, and to the Judiciary Committee hearings to follow. When Judge Jackson appeared last year before the Judiciary Committee, I was troubled by aspects of her record, including her record on crime and criminal justice. I...

Senator Hawley to Monitor SCOTUS Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

This morning, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) will listen to oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs. V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will begin at 10:00AM EST. Senator Hawley will have further announcements as the arguments develop.

In July 2021, Senator Hawley led  an amicus brief, along with Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), urging the Court to use this opportunity to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania...

Senator Hawley Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

The #SCOTUS decision in Fulton sends a clear message: government cannot discriminate against churches & religious groups on the basis of their faith. Government can’t treat secular groups better than religious ones. No discrimination! But it was also a missed opportunity to overrule Smith. The Smith decision was wrong the day it was decided and should be overruled