Sunday, November 27

Michigan Democrats, attorneys hail Jackson nomination as historic

Washington — Michigan attorneys, elected officials and other residents warmly welcomed President Joe Biden’s selection of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the US Supreme Court, calling her pick as the first Black woman nominee historic and long overdue.

On Friday Biden revealed Jackson, who grew up in Miami, as his choice to succeed retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, calling her “one of our nation’s brightest legal minds.”

“As the little Black girl who grew up on the east side of Detroit, it’s hard to describe what this moment means for me,” said US Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield.

“Black women have been overlooked for centuries — in employment, education, politics, C-suites, and all aspects of society,” she added.

“The impact Judge Jackson will have on the Supreme Court cannot be understated. She brings with her a set of values, perspective and lived experiences that will make the Supreme Court more fair and just.”

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