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Ketanji Brown Jackson: First Black Woman Nominated to the Supreme Court  – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

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On February 25, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Associate Judge of the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first black woman to sit on the country’s highest court and serve as a Supreme Court judge.

We are aware of the significance of this moment and we applaud President Biden for fulfilling his promise to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is more than well qualified.

Judge Jackson holds degrees from Harvard University and Harvard Law School; she has nearly ten years of experience as a federal court judge and has served as secretary to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Brier. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Jackson will be the first Supreme Court to serve as a public defender.

It cannot be denied that Judge Jackson is extremely qualified to be confirmed as the next judge of the Supreme Court. However, we must not be naive about our political environment.

We will watch and listen throughout the confirmation process. We encourage the Senate Judiciary Committee to respect Judge Jackson’s intellect and excellent career and to confirm her nomination immediately.

We encourage the Senate Judiciary Committee to respect Judge Jackson’s intellect and excellent career and to confirm her nomination immediately.

March is the month of women’s history. This month, we all need to take some time to praise the heroes of our movement, such as Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Fanny Lou Hammer, Vice President Kamala Harris and countless others.

We are fully aware that black women have played a key role in shaping this nation and in electing leaders committed to equality and fair representation. Black women are and will continue to serve this country with honor, despite the ever-present adversity, the countless barriers, and seemingly insurmountable sacrifices they have overcome to succeed.

Contact your senator and insist that we add Judge Jackson to this list of historically honored.

Michael Lawson is president and CEO of the City League of Los Angeles.

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