WLALA CONGRATULATES HON. KETANJI BROWN JACKSON ON HER NOMINATION TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (“WLALA”) celebrates and heartily applauds President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will become the first Black female justice in the Court’s 232-year history and will ensure that the richness of our country’s highest court is represented by a member of a group unmistakably and historically overlooked from this powerful body that has and continues to shape our country and our democracy.
Judge Jackson’s legal and academic credentials are exceptional and extraordinary. Recognized as one of the brightest and most principled legal minds in the country, Judge Jackson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she has also served on the Board of Overseers, and earned her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School. Referring to the crucial role of the judicial branch, she declared that “America is the greatest beacon of hope and democracy the world has ever known.”
If she is confirmed, the Supreme Court would have four female justices serving simultaneously. To date, there have never been more than three women serving on the Court at the same time. Judge Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court represents a historic victory, blazing a trail for future Black Supreme Court justices. Judge Jackson’s climb to the top echelons of the judiciary serves as an inspiration and guiding light for all women, especially Black women and girls, who aspire to become successful lawyers and esteemed members of the judiciary. WLALA celebrates and fully supports Judge Jackson in this important and pivotal moment in history.