WASHINGTON — Today, the Biden administration announced that the president will nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Stephen Bryer as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. As the first Black woman nominated to serve the nation’s highest court, Judge Jackson’s selection is a historic first, a tremendous moment in our country’s history, and one that signals a landmark opportunity to advance the rights of all Americans.
New York Senate majority leader and DLCC Board Chair Andrea Stewart-Cousins and DLCC President Jessica Post released the following statements:
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is an eminently qualified jurist and former public defender who has dedicated her life to serving others. If confirmed, Judge Brown will make history as the first Black woman Supreme Court justice. The nomination of a highly accomplished Black woman to the nation’s highest court is long overdue. I commend President Biden for this terrific pick and I stand in full support of her nomination,” said New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.
“Today we celebrate the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Jackson is a brilliant legal mind and a tireless advocate for justice. It has been long overdue for a Black woman to serve at the height of our nation’s judicial branch and Judge Jackson is the perfect person to mark this historic first. This nomination comes on the heels of Republicans across the country continuing to propose restrictive measures that threaten the rights and civil liberties of millions of Americans. And on behalf of the DLCC, I look forward to her tenure on the high court as it rules on voting rights, reproductive health, and other key issues currently before the nation,” said DLCC President Jessica Post.