NWLC Applauds the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) In the wake of President Biden’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, a position for which she’d be the first Black woman jurist to serve, the following statement is issued from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“Judge Jackson is an eminently qualified public servant with distinguished experience as a federal judge, and her historic nomination promises an end to the erasure of Black women from our most sacred legal institutions. She brings extensive litigation experience at every level of the federal court system. As a District Court judge, she ruled on over 550 cases and is renowned for her careful, methodical approach to ensuring equal justice under the law on reproductive rights, disability rights, and workers’ rights. It is incumbent upon senators to give her a fair and timely confirmation without obstruction, honoring their Constitutional duty to advise and consent and their moral duty to treat her with the respect and dignity she deserves.”