For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022
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1,176 Catholic Sisters Sign Letter in Support of Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation
Mary J. Novak: “Judge Jackson’s nomination is a historic opportunity to honor the sanctity of our democratic system and confirm a candidate who is committed to equal justice for all.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, NETWORK released a letter signed by 2,822 NETWORK members and advocates across the country, including 1,176 Catholic Sisters, supporting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination. Sister Quincy Howard, OP and Minister Christian Watkins delivered the letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin’s staff. The NETWORK letter affirms Judge Jackson’s judicial experience and credentials and urges the Senate to swiftly confirm her nomination with bipartisan support.
The letter’s message: “Judge Jackson is a widely respected jurist who will bring a masterful command of the law along with broad legal experience including her years of service on the federal district court of D.C., the D.C. Circuit, and her formative service as a public defender.”
Minister Christian Watkins, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice Government Relations Advocate said:
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s careful, confident, and competent responses during her confirmation hearings highlighted her proficient and prolific qualification to be confirmed to the High Court, and demonstrate her profound regard for our nation’s Constitution.
“Judge Jackson’s work to eliminate racial disparities through her own judgments and sentencing reforms, as well as her call for just, fair, and reliable public defense systems, prove her dedication to the sacred worth of defendants. Our United States Supreme Court sorely needs Judge Jackson, and we strongly support her swift and historic confirmation.”
Mary J. Novak, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice’s Executive Director said:
“Catholic Sisters have made their moral voice clear: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is undeniably qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson’s nomination is a historic opportunity to honor the sanctity of our democratic system and confirm a candidate who is committed to equal justice for all.”
Read the full text of the letter. NETWORK also previously sent a letter of support for Judge Jackson’s confirmation to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley calling for a respectful, thorough, and swift confirmation process.
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice – advocates for justice inspired by Catholic Sisters – educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation. They have a 50-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good. www.networklobby.org