LDF Supports the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court
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LDF is committed both to ensuring that the federal judiciary reflects the diversity of this nation and to protecting the central role the courts play in the enforcement of civil rights laws and the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. The addition of a justice to the Supreme Court can change its balance and dynamic, and each nomination is extraordinarily important for the future of our democracy.

Following her nomination, LDF released a report evaluating the record of United States Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, in keeping with our longstanding tradition of outlining the background, judicial philosophy, and judicial record of Supreme Court nominees, with a focus on the nominee’s record on civil rights and racial justice issues. 

Based on our extensive review of her decades of experience as a respected lawyer and judge with a diverse set of professional experiences, LDF supports the confirmation of Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court. Her work as a public defender and in private practice, service on the United States Sentencing Commission, and tenure as a federal judge, make clear that Judge Jackson has the range of legal experience, demonstrated professional excellence, and commitment to fundamental fairness required of the next Supreme Court justice. If confirmed, Judge Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the Court in its over 200-year history.