FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2022
Contact: Juan Ramiro Sarmiento
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US Senate Confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
For the first time in history, a Black woman will ascend to the highest court in the land.
(Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in a bipartisan 53-to-47 vote. This is the first time a Black woman has been confirmed to the highest court in the history of the United States. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a product of a public high school, a Harvard Law graduate, a former Supreme Court clerk, a federal public defender, and a Court of Appeals Judge.
Today’s confirmation marks the first Biden appointment to the High Court, replacing Justice Stephen Breyer who has served since 1994. The 6-3 conservative majority cemented during the Trump administration remains unchanged.
In response, Kristin McGuire, Executive Director for Young Invincibles issued the following response.
“Today is a joyous day. For the first time in the history of our nation, a Black woman has been confirmed to the highest court in the land. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is preeminently qualified and holds more judicial experience than many of the sitting associate justices in the Supreme Court.
Judge Jackson’s confirmation is a shining example of the potential of the United States. Although persistent racial inequity remains pervasive across our systems and institutions, today’s confirmation is evidence that we still rise despite the obstacles.
As the first Black woman to lead Young Invincibles, I feel a deep sense of pride to see someone that looks like me, my mom, and my daughter ascend to the Supreme Court.
Our work continues and our challenges are no smaller than they were yesterday, but today we celebrate this momentous and historic occasion.”