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April 7, 2022

Pressley Statement on Historic Confirmation of Judge Jackson to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: 

“Since its inception, the Supreme Court of the United States has been dominated by white men who have handed down decisions impacting every aspect of our lives, without the input of a single Black woman. That changes today. 

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a supremely qualified nominee whose history-making confirmation today sends a powerful signal to Black girls everywhere that we belong in the halls of power and at every decision-making table. Judge Jackson is principled and committed to equal justice under the law, and I look forward to seeing her work toward a vision of justice that is inclusive, equitable, and centers the humanity of everyone who calls America home. 

“In this moment, we celebrate and recognize Justice Jackson as the first, but certainly not the last.” 

Rep. Pressley applauded Judge Jackson’s nomination in February after joining her Black woman colleagues in the House of Representatives urging President Biden to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court with a strong track record of advancing civil rights.