TALLAHASSEE — Today, President Joe Biden made history with the selection of federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. A graduate of Miami Palmetto High School, once confirmed, Judge Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements:
“There can be no doubt that with President Joe Biden’s nomination today of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson our nation will have an immensely qualified new Justice on the United States Supreme Court,” said Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo. “Judge Brown Jackson’s career has been defined by her deep respect for and commitment to upholding the rule of law and the values that define our country. Her exceptional life story and professional accomplishments leave no doubt that Judge Brown Jackson is the type of experienced jurist Americans can trust to serve on the United States Supreme Court.”
“Today is a proud day for Florida and for all Americans as President Joe Biden has fulfilled his promise to nominate the first Black woman to the United States Supreme Court,” said Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach. “A product of Miami-Dade public schools, Judge Brown Jackson’s life story is inspiring to us all and a shining example of what the American Dream truly means. This is a historic moment for our nation that has been too long coming and we all look forward to Judge Brown Jackson’s swift confirmation to the Supreme Court.”