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DGA Statement on President Biden’s Decision to Nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

From the Chair’s Desk

Following President Biden’s announcement that he will nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, DGA Chair North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper released the following statement:

“In selecting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden has chosen a nominee to serve on the Supreme Court whose integrity, character, and credentials in upholding the rule of law are extraordinary and who will make history as the first Black woman to serve on our nation’s highest court. 

“A former public defender, Judge Jackson’s unique breadth of legal experience will provide a vital perspective to the court, helping to ensure that America’s judicial system is fair and just to those it represents — from the top down. Given the widespread praise she has received from both sides of the aisle in her long and outstanding career, I anticipate Judge Jackson receiving nothing less in her swift confirmation in the Senate.” 

“Judge Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court will also be essential to safeguarding fundamental rights like the right to vote and the right to choose — two areas where Democratic governors continue to serve as critical roadblocks to the ongoing attempts to dismantle these freedoms.

“Whether in governor’s mansions or on Supreme Court benches, it’s absolutely critical that Americans see themselves in their leaders. Today is a historic day that brings us even closer to that goal.”