After 232 years, the first Black woman has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. And if we have anything to do with it, she’ll also be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate must confirm her immediately.
Judge Jackson is eminently qualified for this critical lifetime position. Her distinguished legal career includes:
- Her term on the U.S. District Court in Washington, where she ruled on more than 550 cases;
- Her tenure as an assistant federal public defender; and
- Her experience serving as vice chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
We are confident she will bring her clear commitment to equal justice and fairness to the highest court in the land.
Being the first is never easy and Judge Jackson is doing what so many women have done before her, breaking barriers to ensure that she is not the last.