Demand Justice Statement on Reports Biden Will Nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court


February 25, 2022

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WASHINGTON, DC— In response to news reports that President Biden will nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States, making her the first Black woman and the first former public defender nominated to the Court, Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon said:

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a slam-dunk pick for the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson’s extraordinary breadth of experience at all levels of the judiciary, including on the nation’s second-highest court, will make her one of the most qualified nominees ever. Her unassailable credentials and strong track record of gaining bipartisan support mean the Senate should act swiftly to confirm her. 

“Not only will Jackson make history as the first Black woman to serve on the Court, her nomination will be a breakthrough moment in the effort to bring professional diversity to all levels of the judiciary. By nominating the first-ever public defender to the Supreme Court, President Biden will cement his legacy as the modern president most committed to elevating lawyers who have represented the poor and the powerless.

“We are excited to do all we can to support Judge Jackson’s speedy confirmation.”

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