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Congresswoman Wilson Celebrates Swearing-In of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Miami, Fla. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement on the historic swearing-in of the first African-American, female Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. Since the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, Congresswoman Wilson was the first member of Congress to openly call for Justice Brown Jackson’s nomination.

“Today is a proud day for Miami and the nation as we witness the historic swearing-in of the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. As a product of the Miami-Dade public school system and our very own community, Justice Brown Jackson shines as a bright example that there is no limit to what Black girls and boys can achieve.

“Over the past few weeks, we have seen the radical and increasingly partisan decisions handed down by the Supreme Court that undermine the fundamental rights of millions. I trust that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will serve our nation and lend her wisdom, perspective, and judgment as we work to restore people’s confidence in the Court and encourage her colleagues on the bench toward reason and compassion to protect the long-held constitutional rights of all Americans."