WASHINGTON — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in today as the first Black female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. She was confirmed by the Senate in April and took the oath minutes after her mentor, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, retired from the court.
The following statement about today’s ruling can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:
“Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson begins a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court today. Our country will better reflect its rich diversity with Justice Jackson on the court. It also has never been clearer why courts and elections matter. On behalf of the 3 million members of the National Education Association, I applaud President Biden for his historic appointment and making the judiciary reflect the best of America that is Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.”
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The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, students preparing to become teachers, healthcare workers, and public employees. Learn more at www.nea.org.
- 1 Remarks as prepared for delivery by Debra Ward-Mitchell, 2022 NEA ESP of the year, to the 101st Representative Assembly
- 2 Remarks as prepared for delivery by Kurt Russell, National Teacher of the Year, to the 101th NEA Representative Assembly
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