5 things to know on Monday


Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson could face fireworks at hearing

Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman nominated for a Supreme Court seat, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for the first of what will be a week of whirlwind hearings. If confirmed, Jackson would be the 116th judge and the first black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court in the nation’s 233-year history. While Jackson’s confirmation wouldn’t change the court’s ideological makeup, his background as a former federal public defender and a member of the US Sentencing Commission could have a big influence. But first, Jackson, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, must navigate the kind of politics legal scholars typically like to avoid. Monday’s hearing will be all talk and no questions, with senators — and Jackson herself — offering carefully scripted opening statements that could offer clues as to how the next few days will unfold.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hospitalized

Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas remains hospitalized Monday while being treated for an infection, court officials said. Thomas, the High Court’s longest-serving associate judge, is being treated with intravenous antibiotics, the court heard, and his symptoms are improving. The Supreme Court said Thomas was admitted to Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC on Friday after experiencing flu-like symptoms, and expects to be discharged in a day or two. Thomas did not have COVID-19, the court heard. Court officials said Thomas intends to help review cases through court filings and recordings of pleadings for days when he cannot be there in person or remotely.

Biden to host call with European leaders on Ukraine and Russia

President Joe Biden will host a call on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “discuss their coordinated responses to the unprovoked and unwarranted attack by Russia versus Ukraine,” the White House said. . The call between world leaders will precede Biden’s planned trip to Europe this week where he will stop at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday and then travel to Poland on Friday. It will also come after the pounding of Mariupol intensified on Sunday and as Russia’s bloody assault on Ukraine sinks into its fourth week. The Mariupol city council accused the Russian army of bombing an art school where around 400 people had taken refuge. The Ukrainian government estimates that 2,300 people died in the ongoing siege of Mariupol alone.

Police are still looking for a suspect in a shooting that left 1 dead and 28 injured

One person was in custody and a search was underway for another shooter on Monday after a rampage at a southeast Arkansas auto show left at least one dead and 28 injured, the police said. police. An organizer said the car show was one of several events on Saturday to promote nonviolence in Dumas, a town of fewer than 5,000 people about 90 miles south of Little Rock. Six children under the age of 11, including two toddlers, were brought to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, and five were released, the state police colonel said Sunday. Arkansas, Bill Bryant. Bryant identified the fatal victim as Cameron Shaffer, 23, of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Dumas Police Chief Keith Finch said the car show was in full swing when “several gunmen started shooting.”

Crime scene tape lies on the ground, Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the scene where a shooting that left more than 20 injured and one dead occurred Saturday night in Dumas, Ark.  (Staci Vandagriff/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

No. 1 Seed NC State, No. 2 Seed UConn both in action in NCAA Women’s Tournament

The NCAA Women’s Tournament Round of 16 wraps up Monday, with powerhouses such as No. 1 seed NC State and No. 2 seed UConn both hoping to secure tickets to the Sweet 16. 9 seeded Kansas State at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN. NC State picked up a win in their previous game against Longwood, while Kansas State picked up a 10-point victory over Washington State in their first game in this tournament. Later Monday, UConn takes on No. 7 UCF at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Huskies will try to avoid becoming the third No. 2 seed in this year’s tournament to fall in the Round of 16, with Baylor and Iowa both losing on Sunday.

5 things to know on Monday


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