Justice Jackson Will Be A Justice For All

Contact: Rafael Medina, [email protected], 202.869.0390

WASHINGTON Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the Senate’s bipartisan vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:

“The nation rejoices today at the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, our next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Jackson is immensely qualified, and our coalition is thrilled to finally see the first Black woman serve on our nation’s highest court. By any standard, Justice Jackson is more than ready for this role — she possesses an exemplary record of defending the rights of all people, from her time as a public defender to her years of service as a district and circuit court judge. We acknowledge that the Supreme Court has a long way to go toward fully representing our communities and fulfilling the promise of ‘equal justice under law,’ but this confirmation brings us hope that it is possible. We celebrate this historic moment as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes a justice for all.”

The Leadership Conference, joined by 205 national organizations, released a letter urging the Senate to confirm Judge Jackson as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In another letter, The Leadership Conference and others raised serious concerns about some senators’ baseless and harmful attacks on Judge Jackson’s record.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.