New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Today, history was made with the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. As the first Black woman confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Jackson’s position on the Supreme Court will better reflect the diversity and inclusivity of this nation.
Judge Jackson is the embodiment of the American dream. Her’s is a story of resilience, courage, dignity, and strength — all of which she demonstrated before the world during her confirmation hearings. A passionate defender of justice, she is an inspiration to millions, including Black girls who will see themselves represented on America’s highest court for the first time.
I congratulate Judge Jackson on her confirmation, and I join millions of Americans throughout the country in celebrating this important and historic moment.”
Attorney General James is the first Black attorney general in New York state history, the first woman elected attorney general in New York, and the first Black woman elected to statewide office in New York.