Statement of GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu:

We welcome this historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the next Associate Justice and the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. An exceptionally qualified and principled jurist, she brings nearly two decades of wide-ranging legal experience, including seven years as a district court judge followed by service on the D.C. Circuit to which she was confirmed last year. Our nation’s high Court is a venue where every American should know they can be heard fairly and Brown Jackson’s experience as a public defender and two terms with the U.S. Sentencing Commission speak volumes about her connection to and commitment to justice. Today’s announcement is a moment of hope in a challenging week and we look forward to a fair and timely confirmation process.