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Legislative Black Caucus Members Applaud Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation

The New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus issued the following statement today regarding Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States:


“Today is a momentous and glorious day. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has made history as the first Black woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. This critical and long-overdue confirmation brings us one-step closer to ensuring our nation’s highest Court reflects the growing demographic of our population. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is highly qualified, and this is exemplified in her legal acumen, career, and accomplishments. Diversity at all levels of government is necessary to move our country forward. Representation matters and having a Black woman sit on the highest Court in the nation will lead to progress and promote the promise of equal justice under law for all people. Today’s confirmation will inspire the nation and countless people.

“Judge Jackson’s wealth of knowledge, experience as a federal judge, and dedication to upholding the rule of law will serve her well as she joins the Supreme Court. We commend President Biden for nominating Judge Jackson and applaud the U.S. Senate for voting in favor of her confirmation.”