Sierra Club’s Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation


Jonathon Berman,

Washington, DC -- Tonight, the U.S. Senate voted 53-44 to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Judge Jackson is the first Black woman to serve on a federal appeals court in a decade.

In response, Sierra Club Democracy Program Director Courtney Hight released the following statement:

“We cannot have climate or environmental justice without equal justice. Today, with the historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Senate has elevated a jurist who has devoted her career to pursuing equal justice under the law. The Sierra Club celebrates Judge Jackson’s confirmation, and thanks Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Judiciary Chair Durbin for their efforts.”


About the Sierra Club

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