Press Release

Jewish Dems Applaud President Biden’s Historic Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court

February 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) enthusiastically  welcomes President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. JDCA CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement:

“We applaud President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will not only serve as the first Black woman, but also the first former public defender to sit on the Supreme Court. The nomination of a Black woman to our country’s highest court is long overdue, and we congratulate President Biden for honoring his important commitment made two years ago today to ensure the Supreme Court reflects the diverse fabric of America.

“Judge Jackson possesses the experience and qualifications to fill this critical seat. A former clerk for Justice Breyer, Judge Jackson is eminently qualified to continue his legacy given her experience as a federal appellate judge, a federal district court judge, a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an attorney in private practice, and as a federal public defender. On three different occasions, Judge Jackson has been confirmed by the Senate with votes from both sides of the aisle. At this critical juncture, we strongly urge both Democrats and Republicans to support her nomination and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Jackson.

Over the next few months, the Supreme Court is expected to hear cases that could strip away abortion access, Voting Rights Act protections, affirmative action, and more. While the addition of Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court will not change its conservative majority, we are confident that she will consistently defend our civil rights and Jewish values so proudly represented by Justice Breyer and the late Justice Ginsburg.

“We are calling on Jewish voters around the country to join us in urging their senators to support Judge Jackson’s nomination.