Judge Jackson has made history.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed to serve as America’s next Supreme Court Justice. She will be the first Black woman to serve in our nation’s highest court, marking an incredible moment of progress. Thanks to your action and support, we showed Judge Jackson and the rest of the country that #WeHaveHerBack.
When we mobilize together, we succeed together.
WE DID IT
Of the 115 people who have served on the Supreme Court, only 3 have been people of color — and only 5 have been women. With your support, Judge Jackson has been confirmed, bringing the court one step closer to representing the diversity of our nation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is Judge Jackson?
Judge Jackson serves on the D.C. Court of Appeals, the second most powerful court in the United States. Previously, she was a federal district court judge. In total, she has been confirmed three times on a bipartisan basis.
Judge Jackson has broad experience across the legal profession – as a federal appellate judge, a federal district court judge, a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an attorney in private practice, and as a federal public defender.
As a District Court Judge, Judge Jackson wrote almost 600 opinions, and she’d be only the second justice currently on the bench with trial court experience.
What is Judge Jackson’s background?
Judge Jackson studied government at Harvard University and later attended Harvard Law School where she was the supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Both her parents went to segregated schools, but through hard work and perseverance, they graduated and became public school teachers. Her father eventually earned a law degree. Now they get to see their daughter become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court of the United States.
What can Judge Brown Jackson achieve on the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court plays a major role in deciding on issues that we all care about – mass incarceration, voting rights, healthcare, abortion access and more.
Judge Brown Jackson will play a critical role in deciding these cases. Her expertise and experience will bring incredible insight to deliberations.
Now that Judge Jackson has been confirmed, what’s next?
Judge Jackson’s confirmation is historic, but there is still more work to be done. Black women still remain underrepresented in judicial positions of power and its our responsibility to continue to rally behind, support, and uplift these women.