Statement from GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu:

“Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court marks a truly joyous and historic moment in our nation’s history. Brown Jackson is an exceptionally qualified and principled jurist who brings nearly two decades of wide-ranging legal experience and expertise to the Court, including two terms with the U.S. Sentencing Commission, seven years as a district court judge, and service on the D.C. Circuit. Brown Jackson’s judicial record, experience as a public defender, and her clear and distinguished responses at her confirmation hearing speak volumes about her connection and commitment to justice for all. Every American should know they can be heard fairly by our highest Court. Every American should have the opportunity to see themselves able to aspire to the highest levels of service and achievement without barriers because of their race or gender. We join the nation in celebrating Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic confirmation as the next Associate Justice and the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Statement from GLAD Chief Legal Strategist Michael Johnson:

“As one of the most qualified justices to receive a nomination, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation is an important moment for America. This is an especially important moment for girls of color to be able to see someone like themselves achieve to the highest court in the land. For decades, diverse pipelines from high school to law school to the bench have been preparing people of color for this historic moment. We have a long way to go but our perseverance has been rewarded and we look forward to hearing her wisdom from the bench as a Supreme Court Justice.”