(Feb. 25, 2022 —New York, New York) The Innocence Venture welcomes the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Courtroom of the US. Decide Jackson is the primary Black lady to be nominated to the excessive courtroom and could be the third Black particular person ever since Justice Thurgood Marshall, who served from 1967 to 1991, and Justice Clarence Thomas, who’s at the moment on the bench.
“This can be a highly effective second for Black girls in America and everywhere in the world,” mentioned Innocence Venture Government Director Christina Swarns — one of many few Black women to argue earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.
Decide Jackson’s file contains being a U.S. District Decide from 2013 to 2021 and prior serving because the Vice Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Fee beneath President Obama. She beforehand clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer, whom she would exchange on the Supreme Courtroom.
“Decide Jackson shares my background as a public defender and can convey a much-needed perspective to the bench. We look ahead to reviewing her file on problems with innocence that we care so deeply about,” Ms. Swarns mentioned.
If confirmed, Decide Jackson will convey deep expertise in litigation, legal authorized reform, and the illustration of marginalized communities — a viewpoint that has been lacking from the nation’s highest courtroom.
Our govt director @ChristinaSwarns is talking on the SCOTUS nomination of Decide Katanji Jackson with @politico. Enjoyable truth: Christina is likely one of the few Black girls who’ve argued earlier than the SCOTUS. https://t.co/0NrbSPDuaZ
— The Innocence Venture (@innocence) February 25, 2022
The nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson – who shares my public defender bonafides – to #SCOTUS is historic and sport altering. This is a vital second for the nation and Black girls everywhere in the world! https://t.co/GqfehZ6a0d
— Christina Swarns (@ChristinaSwarns) February 25, 2022