Ketanji Brown Jackson is a non-denominational protestant.
The second day of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings was an eyebrow-raising moment when it was Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s turn to ask questions.
Graham, the former Judiciary Committee chairman who previously voted to confirm Jackson, quite literally asked,
“Uh, on a scale of 1 to 10, how faithful would you say you are in terms of religion?” Moments later, the Republican added, “Do you attend church regularly?”
“I am reluctant to talk about faith in this way,” the judge responded, “because I want to be mindful of the need for the public to have confidence in my ability to separate out my personal views.”
It came on the heels of a similar exchange in which Graham pressed Jackson about her specific faith tradition, prompting the judge to explain that she’s a non-denominational Protestant.
“Personally, my faith is very important, but as you know there is no religious test in the Constitution under Article 6, and it’s very important to set aside one’s personal views about things in the role of a judge,” she said.