For Immediate Release
February 25, 2022
Just Democracy Congratulates Ketanji Brown Jackson on Historic Supreme Court Nomination and Urges Swift Confirmation
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, President Biden announced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as his nominee to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court. When confirmed, she will be the fifth woman and first Black woman justice to sit on the bench.
Channel Powe, spokesperson for Just Democracy, made the following statement in response:
"We are thrilled by the news of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic nomination to the Supreme Court, and want to congratulate her and President Biden on this monumental moment. A graduate of Harvard Law and a former public defender, Judge Jackson brings an exceptional understanding of our justice system and a strong record of defending and advancing democracy. We urge Congress to move toward a swift confirmation, adhering to a fair and prompt process that Judge Jackson’s impeccable record and experience demands.
An equitable justice system must include a slate of justices who represent the diversity of our nation. Today’s nomination is a substantial step forward for the highest court in the land; however, we cannot place the burden of fixing centuries’ worth of injustice on one Black woman.
After conservatives chose partisan politics over constitutional fairness to steal a majority on the Supreme Court, we must fight to expand and rebalance the Court to ensure the constitutional rights of millions of Americans are upheld and protected. We celebrate today while calling for additional colleagues to join Judge Jackson on the bench.”
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