FEBRUARY 25, 2022
Washington, DC — Today, President Biden announced his nominee to the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson. Liz Fairchild, Executive Director of Business Forward, issued the following statement in response:
“Filling vacant seats on the Supreme Court in a timely manner is critical to upholding the nation’s reliable rule of law, the foundation of a robust economic system.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is a highly qualified jurist who has been confirmed by the Senate on a bipartisan basis three times. Judge Jackson would also be the first Black woman appointed to the Court, bringing a much-needed perspective to our federal judiciary.
America’s most respected companies recognize that prioritizing different voices makes their teams stronger. In seeking to increase diversity on the Court, President Biden is following the same principles that business leaders follow when hiring executives and building their boards.
I urge the Senate to move swiftly and confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.”
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