DC Vote Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States

February 25th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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President Biden and Vice President Harris will formally announce the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States later today at the White House. DC Vote’s Director of Communications Patrice Snow released the following statement in anticipation of the roll-out:

“We often point out that as an unrepresented population in Congress, Washingtonians don’t get to have a say on contentious issues like COVID relief, infrastructure, climate change, foreign policy, and voting rights but we also don’t have a voice in making history. 51 years ago, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was born in Washington, DC and now, when confirmed, will make history as the first African-American female justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s disheartening that Washingtonians will have no say in her confirmation. In every other case, the home Senators would likely be shepherding her through the process including introducing her to the Senate Judiciary Committee. But again we are left out in the cold. We congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic appointment but it’s also a stark reminder that DC Statehood is long past overdue.”