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Civil Rights Org Advancement Project Celebrates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Appointment to the Supreme Court

Statement from Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project – National Office, a leading civil rights organization: 

“We celebrate the appointment of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

“During her hearings, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson showed strength, intellect, and sound judgment through often racist and misogynistic lines of attack – demonstrating clearly for all Americans that she would be a valuable addition to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation represents a significant leap towards a Supreme Court more reflective of the communities most impacted by the judiciary. 

“Not only is Jackson the first Black woman to ever be appointed to the Supreme Court, but she is also the first public defender. The highest Court in the land now will have a firsthand perspective of how the law impacts communities of color— via voting rights, police misconduct, abortion access, housing discrimination, or the criminal legal system, among other issues. This  will ultimately  benefit all Americans.

“And while Justice Jackson enters the Court in a minority, she will be able to unleash the power of dissent – pointing the way to a better future and serving as the conscience of the Court. With Justice Jackson on the Supreme Court, our courts are better positioned to more effectively confront systemic hurdles that stand in the way of true opportunity and equal justice.

“We are grateful to President Biden for honoring his promise to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court and we welcome Justice Jackson’s perspective and expertise in shaping the laws of our country for generations to come.”

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