Speaker Heastie Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. For our country’s institutions to work, they must reflect the people they serve, all the way up to the highest court in the land. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, as well as being the first federal public defender. This confirmation process has shown that she is eminently qualified, and her knowledge and expertise will serve her and the court well in protecting the Constitution and ensuring all Americans receive equal justice under the law.