Today, Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee ended their four-day hearing, including two days of questioning President Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Following the conclusion of the fourth day, Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued the following statement:
“After a marathon two days of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Jackson proved once again that she is exactly the justice we need for the U.S. Supreme Court. She deftly fielded the inquiries of the Senators, no matter how baseless and sometimes insulting, and demonstrated a deep understanding of the law, a commitment to justice, and the ability to make thoughtful and informed decisions based on facts. Through her lived experiences as a Black woman and her stellar career as a public defender, district judge, and an appellate judge, Judge Jackson is uniquely qualified for the Court.
“The courts and environmental protections are directly linked, and our environmental laws are only as strong as the judges who uphold them. As the Supreme Court grapples with some of the most important environmental questions our country faces, we need fair-minded judges like Judge Jackson who recognize the responsibility to protect public health and the environment, prioritize facts over politics, and understand the role the courts play in holding both government and industry accountable.
“Judge Jackson exceeds these criteria, and the Senate must act quickly to make history and confirm her to the Supreme Court.”