Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee, released the following statement after Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court:
“After a dark month of decisions coming from the Supreme Court, I welcome today’s historic swearing-in of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. She has a brilliant legal mind and is steadfastly committed to the Constitution and the rule of law. Justice Jackson is a walking reminder of what the Supreme Court ought to be, and I know she will serve on the Court with the same courage and conviction we saw in her nomination hearings.
“I hope Justice Jackson’s experience and principled voice can restore a sense of integrity to this troubled Court that routinely serves the radical right at the expense of the American people.
“I’d also like to thank Justice Breyer, who has served the Court with distinction throughout his career. I wish him the best in his retirement.”
Meaghan McCabe (202) 228-6291 (press office)