“I am passionate about making sure that the people who are powerless in our society and are being mistreated are heard by the system and are able to get their grievances heard and treated fairly.” – Ketanji Brown Jackson
As promised, President Joe Biden fulfilled his campaign promise by nominating the nation’s first Black woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the Supreme Court’s February 25th. Biden’s historic nomination comes as he seeks to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement from the bench.
Jackson’s impeccable career and outstanding accomplishments make her more than qualified to serve in the highest court of our judicial branch, representing every Black and Brown little girl with big dreams. She graduated Magna Cum Laude at Harvard University and Cum Laude at Harvard Law school, where she served as the editor of Harvard Law Review.
- Jackson clerked for three federal jurists, including Supreme Court Justice Bryer.
- In 2010, Jackson received bipartisan support to serve as the Vice-Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
- In 2013, Jackson received bipartisan support to serve as a district judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
- In 2021, Jackson received bipartisan support from the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C in 3032.
Endorsed by the U.S. Black Chambers, Jackson will not only be the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice but also the first court justice to have a public defender background.
There has yet to be another Black liberal serving on the Supreme Court since the late. Thurgood Marshall. Though bipartisan support is ideal, it is not needed to win as Democrats gained control of both congressional chambers.