Expert weighs in on significance of Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination

If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, the second youngest justice on the current court and the first justice in years with significant experience as a defense attorney.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2022, 12:56 AM

Updated 870 days ago

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President Joe Biden has nominated the first Black woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court.
Biden introduced Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court Friday.
The president calls Jackson a proven "consensus builder" who will bring the court to look "more like America."
The significance of Jackson being nominated to the Supreme Court is historic for many reasons. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, the second youngest justice on the current court and the first justice in years with significant experience as a defense attorney.
"She will bring to America representation that hasn't been seen, interpretations that haven't been there to be processed and a view, or at least a potential view, of helping her fellow justices see things they couldn't see from where they're standing because they've never stood anywhere else," said Robert Sanders, chair and associate professor of the National Security Department at the University of New Haven.
Jackson will next appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will have to advance her nomination.


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