07 Apr Senate Makes History by Confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2022
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Senate Makes History by Confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
NEVADA – Today, the U.S. Senate voted with bipartisan support to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman, and first public defender, to sit on the nation’s highest court. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada joined the majority in voting to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominee. Jackson will replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer at the conclusion of the current Supreme Court term.
“All Americans, regardless of background, color and gender believe in, and deserve, equal justice under the law,” said Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Battle Born Progress. “We are overjoyed to see Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court on this historic day. By confirming Jackson, our country has taken a great step towards creating a justice system that truly looks like and respects every kind of American. Jackson’s prestigious career and unique experience as a public defender demonstrate a thorough application of the law for working people of all communities. This is a sorely needed addition to the Supreme Court at a time when the wealthy and powerful few continue to trample our rights and freedoms, such as the right to abortion and the freedom to vote. We thank Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen for standing with the majority of Americans and Nevadans who looked forward to seeing Jackson become the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. We also thank President Joe Biden once again for nominating Jackson and fulfilling his campaign promise to put a Black woman on the highest court.”
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