What They Say: Ketanji Brown Jackson is immensely qualified.


Despite the Republican Party’s desperate attempts to slander Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court nomination, legal experts, lawmakers and organizational leaders are all saying the same thing: Ketanji Brown Jackson is immensely qualified to serve on the nation’s highest court.

Judge Jackson has more legal experience than four sitting judges combined when they were confirmed. Don’t let anyone tell you she’s not qualified:

Joyce Vance, MSNBC Legal Analyst: “Judge Jackson is high qualifiedand we should expect no less.”

Steven Lubet, Williams Memorial Professor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, said: “Although some Republicans have objected to Biden’s stated pledge to nominate a black woman in court, it seems unlikely that they would attempt to contest her nomination to derail for this reason. On every metric, Jackson excels qualified for the Supreme Court and more than ready to appear again before the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

Senator Chuck Schumer: “Extraordinary with her qualifications and record of impartiality, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will be a judge who will uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of all Americans, including the voiceless and vulnerable.”

NAACP President Derrick Johnson: “President Biden captured this moment exceptionally qualified nominee who has excellent references and an impeccable background.”

Donna Brazile: “Many were exceptional qualified capable women to choose from, but Biden’s choice of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson shows that America’s highest court no longer needs to be off-limits to black women.”

Bishop Leah Daughtry, Co-Convenor, Power Rising: “We congratulate President Biden and Vice President Harris on their exceptional selections qualified, experienced lawyer. Your voice will help our justice system reflect the diversity of all of us.”

Representative Frederica Wilson: “Having a black woman and then having a black woman who, you know, is outstanding qualifiedwho has stood the test of time.”

Professor Amy Wildermuth, Dean of the University of Pittsburgh Law School: “That’s a high, high qualified individually, and I’m personally very pleased that she was nominated.”

Fatima Goss Graves, President of the National Women Law Center: “Judge Jackson is an outstanding one qualified An officer with distinguished experience as a federal judge, and her historic nomination promises to end the eradication of black women from our most sacred legal institutions.”

Jocelyn Frye, President of the National Partnership for Women and Families: “President Biden has taken our nation a great step closer to realizing the vision of equal justice before the law by proposing a candidate in Judge Jackson who is both excellent qualified and the first black woman to be nominated for the nation’s highest court.”

Sheila Katz, Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Jewish Women: “Based on the criteria used by the National Council of Jewish Women to determine whether nominees are fair, independent and qualified For his lifetime tenure on federal court, including the Supreme Court, NCJW is pleased to support the appointment of Justice Jackson to the nation’s highest court.”

Laphonza Butler, President of EMILY’s List: “She is undoubtedly one of the best legal minds in the nation qualified to serve brings a unique understanding of our justice system and will no doubt build a strong legacy for the court.”

Carlos Moore, President of the National Bar Association: “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is exceptional qualified to serve on our nation’s highest court, and upholds all the principles of excellence, ethics and intellect needed on the SCOTUS bench.”

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is extraordinary qualified candidate for the Supreme Court.”

Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock: “I applaud Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the Supreme Court. Georgians want a fair candidate qualifiedand has a proven record of protecting the constitutional rights and freedoms of Americans.”

Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire: “With her background in the public service and her experience as a federal public defender and on the DC Circuit, Jackson is outstanding qualified to serve on the highest bench in the land.”

Former Attorney General Eric Holder: “There is absolutely no reason for that qualified Woman should not be confirmed quickly. Ignore the partisan noise.”


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