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President Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court with support from Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur, Joyce Beatty, Shontel Brown, and Tim Ryan

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Pictured are U.S. Supreme Court nominee  U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and members of Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, and U.S. Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Joyce Beatty of Columbus, Shontel Brown of greater Cleveland , and Tim Ryan, a Niles Democrat who is currently running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. senate If the full picture is not shown click on the title of the article herein in latest news)

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Democratic President Joe Biden, who ousted incumbent Republican president Donald Trump to take the White House in 2020, has fulfilled his campaign promise of nominating a Black woman for the U.S. Supreme Court, the president on Friday publicly announcing that he has chosen U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to possibly replace the retiring Justice Stephen Bryer on the nine-member court.

The president said in a White House press statement that Jackson is “one of the nation’s brightest legal minds,” and that she is “wise, and pragmatic, and has a deep understanding of the Constitution as an enduring charter of liberty, much like Breyer."

The president called the judge to personally tell her she would be nominated and she responded, 'I'm honored" Mr. president.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Jackson would become the nation's first Black female justice on a court were conservatives out number liberals like Justice Beyer Sonia Sotomayer and Elena Kagan, and the court awaits more cases ranging from abortion rights to redistricting, criminal justice reform, and property rights.

Jackson immediately gained the support of Ohio's Democratic Congressional Delegation, namely, U..S. Sen Sherrod Brown of Cleveland, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Betty of Columbus, 11th Congressional District Congresswoman Shontel Brown of greater Cleveland, and Congresspersons Marcy Kaptur, a Toledo Democrat, and Tim Ryan, a Niles Democrat and the front-runner for the Democratic nomination of U.S. senator to replace the retiring Rob Portman, a Cincinnati Republican

“As the first Black woman nominated to serve on the Court, as the daughter of a public school teacher, and as a former public defender, she brings with her a diverse set of experiences and perspectives that have long been lacking from our nation’s highest court,”  Sen. Brown said in a statement. “In the coming months and years, the Supreme Court is set to make decisions on everything from Ohioans’ health care to their workplace safety to their right to vote. As the Court makes these decisions that affect all Ohioans’ lives, I’m confident that Judge Jackson understands that equal justice and a commitment to our constitution requires standing up for civil rights, and standing up to powerful corporations on behalf of workers.”

Beatty described Judge Jackson as supremely qualified and said her selection would make "the bench look more like the make-up of our nation."

Congresswoman Brown, whose largely Black 11th congressional district includes Cleveland, was just as complimentary.

Brown lauded Jackson as having a "distinguished career, unparalleled integrity, and lifelong commitment to justice make her the perfect candidate to serve on the highest court in the land.”

A Harvard Law School graduate and former federal public defender who at one time served as a law clerk for Breyer, Jackson replaced current Merrick Garland as a U.S. Circuit  judge on the high-profile D.C. Court of Appeals when Biden tapped Garland as attorney general.

The judge, no doubt , has a distinguished resume.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson received her commission as a United States circuit judge in June of 2021. From 2013 until 2021, she served as a United States district judge, and until December of 2014, she also served as a vice chair and commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission.

Jackson is currently a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services, as well as the Board of Overseers of Harvard University and the Council of the American Law Institute. She also currently serves on the board of Georgetown Day School and the United States Supreme Court Fellows Commission.

Judge Jackson received her degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996. There she served as a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. She received an A.B., magna cum laude, in Government from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1992. and, Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog with some 5 million views on Google Plus alone.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, and who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 April 2022 15:32

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