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Statement: Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE — Today, President Joe Biden made history with the selection of Federal Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the United States Supreme Court. 

A graduate of Miami Palmetto High School and Harvard Law School, Judge Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice once confirmed. 

In response, three members of the Florida Conservation Voters (FCV) leadership team issued the following statements:

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s experience, intellect, commitment to fairness, and appreciation of the law not as a set of abstract principles but as a system that imposes real-life consequences make her a perfect choice to serve as America’s next U.S. Supreme Court Justice,” said FCV’s Executive Director, Aliki Moncrief.

“As a Black woman and as the first public defender to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brown Jackson will bring perspective and experience that is too often missing from the highest levels of our judicial system”, said FCV’s Civic Engagement Director, Jalisa Giles. “We must all urge our Senators to confirm her nomination as swiftly as possible,” she added. 

“President Joe Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Brown Jackson gives me hope that another world –  a better, more inclusive, and just world – is possible for all. Now, most people can see themselves reflected in our nation’s highest court,” said FCV’s Chispa Director Maria Revelles.

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