Washington, DC—Following today’s confirmation hearing for Ketanji Brown Jackson and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, President Biden’s nominees for the D.C. Circuit and Seventh Circuit courts of appeals, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi showed us today why they are such outstanding nominees for our federal appellate courts. Both have served as public defenders and spoke eloquently about how that experience informs their views of the justice system. Their dedication to the even-handed administration of justice and the depth of their experience, integrity and intellect were on full display today. We also applaud the Biden-Harris administration for showing a commitment to professional and demographic diversity on the federal bench, with the nominations of these two inspiring Black women. The Senate should move swiftly to confirm these highly qualified nominees.”
People For the American Way’s Her Fight, Our Fight campaign supports outstanding women of color nominated by the Biden-Harris administration to the executive branch and federal bench.
About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.