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It’s about time

Today, President Biden announced his choice of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be our nation's newest Supreme Court Justice.

It affirms what I've thought for a long time: It's about time.

The fact that no Black woman has been nominated (or confirmed) to our Supreme Court yet isn't for lack of qualified candidates – it's an artifact of our country's checkered, racial history.

That changes now, with one of the most qualified candidates we've ever seen: She's served as a federal district court judge, a federal appellate judge, and a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. She was a clerk in Justice Stephen Breyer's chambers. She will be the first justice to have previously been a federal public defender.

So, let's say it again because it bears repeating:

It's. About. Time.

I'm looking forward to meeting her.


Posted on February 25, 2022.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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