LITTLE ROCK – A bipartisan Senate vote has confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest court. She will be the first African-American woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court in our country’s history.
“This historic accomplishment reminds us all that while we still have much work to do to make good on our nation’s founding ideals, we can also celebrate the progress we are making by ensuring that all people deserve a seat at the table. Yes, we had to watch a qualified and brilliant woman be berated with irrelevant interrogation for three whole days, but now in this moment we can find individual and collective victory as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes her seat on the highest court in the land,“ said Democratic Party of Arkansas Vice Chair Nicole Hart. “After witnessing her remarkable legal mind and pure grace in the face of belligerent questioning, from one of Arkansas’s own Senators no less, we can rest assured that our highest court has a steady and diligent Justice, ready to serve our nation’s highest principles.”
President Biden nominated Jackson on February 25th. The United States Senate, presided over by Vice President Kamala Harris, voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday in a bipartisan vote. Arkansas’s two Republican U.S. Senators, John Boozman and Tom Cotton, voted against confirming Justice Jackson.
Prior to the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, Justice Jackson had been confirmed by the Senate for appointments on three separate occasions, including confirmation to be a circuit court judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
April 7, 2022