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Shaheen Celebrates Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.

“Today is a historic day for America. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson brings a wealth of experience, integrity and expertise, as well as background as a public defender, all of which will make her an exceptional Supreme Court justice. Not only is Judge Jackson undeniably qualified, but she makes history as the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in our land. Our courts should look like and reflect the people they serve, and this is a historic milestone to make our institutions more democratic,” said Shaheen. “When I met Judge Jackson, I was struck by her unshakable values and commitment to the law. Judge Jackson is the very best of America, and it’s an honor to confirm her to the highest court in the land – securing her place in America’s history books.”

Shaheen submitted remarks for the record in support of the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, which can be viewed here.