DNC On The Swearing In Of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison issued the following statement regarding the swearing in of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson:

“Today, history has been made. With her swearing in, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes the first Black woman to serve as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. 

The Court will greatly benefit from the insight she will provide: as a Black woman, a public defender, and a judge who has served at the district and appellate levels and clerked at the Supreme Court. 

For over 200 years, the Court has heard cases that affect Black women — cases like Plessy v. Ferguson, Shelby County v. Holder, Dobbs. v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — without the perspective of a Black woman. That changes now.

Judge Jackson has shown girls — especially girls of color — how big they can dream and just how profound an impact they can have on our nation. Her story is uniquely American. We are grateful to President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the senators who confirmed Justice Jackson’s nomination for helping build a government that looks like America.