CAPAC Chair Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Nomination to the Supreme Court

Feb 25, 2022

Washington, D.C. —  Today, President Biden announced he is nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

“I am thrilled at President Biden’s choice of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman justice on the Supreme Court! Over her long career, Judge Jackson has demonstrated a true commitment to public service and justice, qualities which have already led to her being confirmed by a strong bipartisan vote to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. As a lawyer on the US Sentencing Committee, a public defender, and an experienced Federal judge, Judge Jackson brings an important perspective to the court that will be essential for protecting the rights of all Americans.

“The Supreme Court’s decisions will shape what America looks like for future generations. That is why it means so much that President Biden has not only nominated a judge with an impressive professional and educational background, but also one who reflects the true diversity of experiences in this country. Judge Jackson has already been approved once by this Senate on a bipartisan basis, and so I expect her nomination to be considered quickly and without partisan delay.”