Equality Federation Statement on the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court

September 21, 2021

March 21, 2022 - Today, Equality Federation issued the following statement by Executive Director Fran Hutchins in response to the first day of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court:

“Equality Federation applauds President Biden’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the next Associate Justice and the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Brown Jackson is supremely qualified for this position, bringing nearly two decades of wide-ranging legal experience as a federal appellate judge, a federal district court judge, and a federal public defender, along with her extensive criminal defense expertise. 

Judge Brown Jackson will bring a powerful understanding of the justice system’s role in upholding the rights of the most marginalized, including the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as defending and upholding fair sentencing practices, disability rights, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, reproductive justice, and environmental protections.

We urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to administer a fair and impartial hearing and swiftly confirm Judge Jackson Brown.”

Equality Federation is an advocacy accelerator rooted in social justice, building power in our network of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) advocacy organizations.

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