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Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed as First Black Woman to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

Following the Senate’s confirmation of President Biden’s nominee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court today, North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson released this statement:

“Today is a historic and joyful day for our country and for North Carolina. Justice Jackson is a brilliant legal mind with the utmost character and integrity. She has served at all levels of the justice system, and brings a depth and breadth of legal experience. She will make an exceptional Supreme Court Justice and has made history as the first Black woman on the highest court.

“During his 2020 presidential campaign, President Biden promised to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Make no mistake – today serves as yet another example of the president following through on his word. Thanks to the Biden-Harris administration’s leadership, Justice Jackson was confirmed with strong support across a wide range of individuals and groups as well as bipartisanship and efficiency in the Senate.

“The North Carolina Democratic Party celebrates the Biden-Harris administration’s leadership in transforming our judiciary to reflect the strength and diversity of our nation. While there’s more work that lies ahead, President Biden is leading us all towards a more perfect union.”

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