Sierra Club Celebrates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Bipartisan Senate Votes To Confirm

WASHINGTON, DC -- Moments ago, in a bipartisan effort, the Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Justice Jackson, the first Black woman to be nominated to the High Court, had previously been confirmed by the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support three times. She will bring a range of experience to the Supreme Court, including having been a public defender, serving on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and serving as a judge for the majority of the past 10 years. 

A poll released recently from the Marquette University Law School found two-thirds of the American people support Justice Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, one of the highest approval ratings of any prospective Justice in US history.

In response, Sierra Club President Ramón Cruz issued the following statement:

“Today is a momentous day for our country and one that history will not forget. Finally, our nation’s highest court will be one step closer to representing all of America in its more than 230-year history. This moment carries the weight of centuries of inequities and injustices, of an undeniable history that has failed to live up to the ideals we espouse. Today, we take a historic step forward toward a more representative democracy. We celebrate this moment with the thousands of our members, supporters, and allies that helped make today a reality.

“The Sierra Club offers our sincerest and most enthusiastic congratulations to Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation to the Supreme Court. As we saw throughout the confirmation process, Justice Jackson has a strong record, a breadth of experience, and a well-respected jurisprudence that will serve her well during her tenure on the Court.  We are confident she will exemplify the best of what a Justice should be by recognizing the government’s obligation to protect public health and the environment, protecting the public’s right to access the courts to hold government and industries accountable, and clearly distinguishing between facts and politics.

“The Sierra Club applauds President Biden, Leader Schumer, Chair Durbin, and all Senators who voted to confirm Justice Jackson, and we look forward to her officially taking the bench later this year.”

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