FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2022

CONTACT: Tristin Brown, press@peoplesparity.org

Washington, D.C. — Following today’s announcement that the Senate has voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, People’s Parity Project’s Policy & Program Director Tristin Brown released the following statement:

“In a time where there seems to be an overwhelming flood of bad news on many fronts, it is especially moving to be a witness to this historic day. Today’s confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States marks a moment in this nation’s history that is indeed worth celebrating. Soon-to-be Justice Jackson will be the first Black woman and first public defender to ever serve on the Supreme Court. These are both “firsts” that undoubtedly should not just be now happening in 2022, but milestones that will hopefully set a standard that we can continue to follow at every level of our judicial system.

“Throughout her career and confirmation hearing, Judge Jackson has and continues to exhibit why she is eminently qualified to sit in this seat. She is extremely intelligent, incredibly experienced, and absolutely deserving of this moment and feat. Our nation is better for having her as a public servant and we look forward to her presence on the Court.”

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People’s Parity Project is a movement of attorneys and law students organizing for a democratized legal system which values people over profits, builds the power of working people, and opposes subordination of any
form. Together, we are dismantling a profession that upholds corporate power and building a legal system that is a force for justice and equity. Our work focuses on building power for working people in the civil legal system through organizing, policy innovation, political education, and solidarity. Learn more: www.peoplesparity.org/about.