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NEW YORK — Council Member Farah Louis (D-Brooklyn), co-chair of the Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS
“President Joe Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court today is a monumental breakthrough for women of color, who have historically been underserved and underrepresented on the bench of our nation’s highest court. Ketanji Brown Jackson would bring new perspective as the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice in addition to her stellar record as a Harvard Law School graduate, a public defender, and multiple clerkships, including one for Justice Stephen Breyer, whose seat she would assume. As we celebrate Black History Month, this announcement illustrates yet another step forward in our continued fight for equity, justice, and representation.”