Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to serve as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The letter outlined Judge Jackson’s judicial record and qualifications. LDF conducted a meticulous review analyzing Judge Jackson’s judicial record, including her approximately 500 written opinions and orders, as well as her non-judicial writings, speeches, and papers, in order to determine her qualification to serve on the Supreme Court.
LDF’s review of Judge Jackson’s record confirms that she is eminently qualified to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and leads us to conclude that she possesses the range of legal experience, demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, and commitment to justice and fundamental fairness required of a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. LDF’s review of Judge Jackson’s record, especially as it pertains to civil rights, indicates an unwavering commitment to fundamental fairness for all.
Judge Jackson is eminently qualified, credentialed, and well-equipped to serve on the Supreme Court. The breadth and depth of her professional and judicial experience make her well suited to not only succeed as a Justice but to have a positive impact in diversifying the perspectives of the Court. Judge Jackson has the reputation of a trusted and well-respected judge, and a demonstrated commitment to equal justice under the law. LDF recommends her without reservation and urges her swift confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Read the full letter here.
Read LDF’s review of Judge Jackson’s record here.
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization. LDF has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.