NWLC Celebrates the Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Judge Jackson against the background of the Supreme Court.

(Washington, D.C.) After the Senate voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, the following statement was issued by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“Justice-designate Jackson’s rise to the Supreme Court is cause for unity and celebration for every person in this country. She is a reminder that the highest court in the United States should and can be one that represents the best of us and ensures equal justice for all. Jackson’s professional experience eminently qualifies her for this position, and her clear-eyed jurisprudence is now an asset for both the Supreme Court as an institution and the rule of law itself. But her confirmation is more than the result of her unwavering loyalty to the Constitution and equality before the law–though it is most certainly that. Her confirmation has also shown that we can and must rise above the false narratives of division and, in so doing, conquer them. Over the course of her confirmation and her entire career, She showed all of us how to rewrite the stories that have too often left out the Black women whose labor and genius have been erased. And luckily for us all, her story on the Supreme Court is just beginning.

“I applaud Chairman Durbin, Majority Leader Schumer, Vice President Harris, and President Biden for bringing this confirmation to a successful conclusion. But most of all I applaud the millions of Black women who have more than earned this moment for their daughters, their sisters, themselves, and for our entire country.”