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MFP Voices

Black Women Judges Paved Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Path to Supreme Court Nomination

“Representation matters: It is easier for young girls of color to aspire to reach their highest goals when they see others who have done so before them, in the same way that women like Jane Bolin, Constance Baker Motley and Julia Cooper Mack encouraged Ketanji Brown Jackson to reach hers,” Sharon D. Wright Austin writes. “I hope that her service lays a foundation for the Supreme Court, and this country, to become more inclusive of diverse perspectives and life experiences.”

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Wicker Opposes Jackson Nod, But Says She Deserves ‘Respect Not Shown to Kavanaugh’

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will not support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, “because of her left-wing, activist judicial philosophy,” he said in a statement today. Wicker did not elaborate on his issues with the judge’s record. She would be the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.

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