Federal Courts and Nominations

RELEASE: HISTORIC CONFIRMATION OF JUSTICE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA

WASHINGTON – Following the Senate’s confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra said:

This is a great day for America.

Justice Jackson is a superb, fair-minded jurist. She has a powerful commitment to equal justice, and has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to the text, history, and values of the whole Constitution. She understands how the law affects people, drawing upon her professional as well as her lived experiences. And she is now, after 233 years and 115 justices, the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice, as well as the first member of the high court to have once served as a public defender.

We congratulate Justice Jackson for making history, and President Biden for making this groundbreaking nomination. The Court and the nation are better for it.

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Resources:

CAC Statement, Judge Jackson “Historic,” “Impressive,” “Overdue” Nominee for Supreme Court, February 25, 2022: https://www.theusconstitution.org/news/release-judge-jackson-historic-impressive-overdue-nominee-for-the-supreme-court/

CAC Letter to Full Senate in Support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to U.S. Supreme Court, April 4, 2022: https://www.theusconstitution.org/testimony/cac-letter-to-senate-in-support-of-judge-ketanji-brown-jacksons-nomination-to-u-s-supreme-court/

“On Jackson vote, Romney will be on the right side of history,” OP-ED, Elizabeth Wydra, Salt Lake Tribune, April 6, 2022: https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2022/04/06/elizabeth-wydra-jackson/

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Constitutional Accountability Center is a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. Visit CAC’s website at www.theusconstitution.org.

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