LCV Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Supreme Court Nomination

Apr 4, 2022

Mika Hyer,, 940-783-2230

Washington D.C. — In response to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Advocacy Director for Judiciary and Democracy Doug Lindner

“We’re thrilled Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the Supreme Court stands one step closer to well-deserved confirmation. We are also disappointed but not surprised that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are willing to force a discharge motion on a Supreme Court nominee for the first time in over a century, on the first Black woman to ever be nominated, despite acknowledging her extensive qualifications. Our communities deserve to breathe clean air, to drink clean water, to vote without undue burdens, and to have a Supreme Court Justice who will pursue justice for all, not just the polluters and special interests. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s exemplary career as a judge, as Vice Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and as a federal public defender will bring critical perspective to the nation’s highest court. It is long past time for the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. And as the latest IPCC report released today underscores, the stakes for the future of our planet have never been higher. We know that environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who uphold them — we need all three branches of government to make them work. Judge Jackson is the right person for the job, and we look forward to the Senate swiftly confirming her as the next Supreme Court Justice.”