LCV Statement on the Historic Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

Washington D.C. — In response to today’s Senate vote confirming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman and first former public defender to serve on the nation’s highest court, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“We are thrilled to congratulate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic confirmation to the Supreme Court! One of the most qualified nominees in American history, Justice Jackson’s varied and distinguished career of public service demonstrates that she is the right person for this momentous lifetime appointment. The Supreme Court and lower courts make decisions that touch our daily lives in countless ways, and the appointment of the first Black woman and first former public defender ever to serve on our nation’s highest court is a milestone in the fight for a judiciary that looks like America and protects our vital interests, including clean air, clean water, racial justice, and a democracy that works for the people, not just the polluters and other special interests. Environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who enforce them, and we trust that Justice Jackson will be a justice for the people.”

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