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LCV Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Mar 21, 2022

Mika Hyer,, 940-783-2230

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

“We need a Supreme Court Justice who will follow the law and uphold justice for all. The stakes for our rights to clean air and clean water, to vote and to be equal before the law, have never been higher. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s distinguished service on the federal bench and as a federal public defender demonstrate that she will be a Justice for the people, not just polluters and other special interests. Her own lived experience as a Black woman will add long overdue perspective and representation to the Court. Her record shows her to be a jurist of tremendous skill and integrity with a deep understanding of the impacts of rulings on some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and her resume shows that she is among the most qualified candidates ever nominated to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson is the first Supreme Court nominee in over thirty years to have earned Senate confirmation on three prior occasions, all with bipartisan support. She is the right person for the job and we urge the Senate to confirm her without delay.”