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Senator Cory Booker (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Booker throws strong support behind Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

Senate Judiciary Committee member says he’ll do ‘everything possible’ to confirm nominee

By Joey Fox, February 25 2022 2:08 pm

U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed his enthusiastic support for Ketanji Brown Jackson, whom President Joe Biden announced today as his nominee to replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I’m deeply grateful to President Biden for conducting a rigorous and thorough process to determine his first Supreme Court nominee,” Booker said in a statement. “He clearly found the best person for the job. I’m so impressed with Judge Jackson’s exemplary career, particularly her experience as a public defender – a deeply important role in our justice system that no one who’s ever served on the Supreme Court has experience doing.”

Booker said he was excited that, should Brown Jackson be confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court will have a Black woman among its ranks for the first time in history.

“This is a Jackie Robinson moment for our nation,” he said. “I’m profoundly moved by this; my heart aches with joy. I’m committed to doing everything possible to make sure that Judge Jackson becomes the next justice on the Supreme Court.”

Last June, when Brown Jackson was nominated to her current role as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Booker joined every Senate Democrat and three Republicans in voting for her confirmation.

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