For Immediate Release: April 7, 2022
Contact: Audrey Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-601-7875
Catholic Lobby Urges Senate to Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Mary J. Novak: “Judge Jackson is a brilliant legal mind with the utmost character and integrity. She will make an exceptional Supreme Court Justice.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Her nomination and elevation to the court will be a historic step in the Court reflecting the diversity of the United States. Catholic Sisters and Advocates of NETWORK Lobby across the country urge every Senator to vote “YES” to confirm Judge Jackson as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Minister Christian Watkins, Justice Systems Lobbyist, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said:
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination and elevation to the Supreme Court is indicative of the necessary forward steps our nation must take to rectify the discrimination towards generations of Black women who have been locked out of opportunities to serve as critically needed decision-makers. Judge Jackson’s professional experience as a public defender, a civil rights lawyer, and participation on the Bipartisan Sentencing Commission will lend an important and needed perspective to the Supreme Court’s deliberations. Her work to eliminate racial disparities in sentencing and ensure just and fair outcomes for defendants demonstrates her dedication to the lofty ideals of our nation’s founding documents of equal justice and human dignity of all.”
Mary J. Novak, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said:
“Judge Jackson’s appointment to the Supreme Court is historic and will help to make our court more representative of all people in the United States. Her impressive legal background and responses during her confirmation hearings demonstrate that Judge Jackson will undoubtedly serve with honor and sound judicial temperament. Judge Jackson has served in prestigious judicial positions with distinction as a champion for people of all backgrounds, not just the ultra-wealthy and powerful. Judge Jackson is a brilliant legal mind with the utmost character and integrity. She will make an exceptional Supreme Court Justice. The Senate must confirm Judge Jackson to help carry out our highest court’s sacred duty to protect our rights, secure our liberties, and render equitable justice for all.”
In March, NETWORK delivered a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin 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. Read the full text of the letter.
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