Today, the Democratic Party of Illinois issued the following statement on Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson being sworn in to the Supreme Court:
“Justice Jackson is a brilliant legal mind with the utmost character, integrity, and understanding of the law and she is a much needed addition to our nation’s highest court. Today’s historic swearing in means the Supreme Court better reflects the diversity of our nation – and it was made possible by everyone across the country who elected President Joe Biden and a Democratic Senate majority in 2020.
“Illinois Democrats played an outsized role in getting Justice Brown Jackson on the Court with Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Dick Durbin presiding over the confirmation hearings and Senator Tammy Duckworth voting in favor of this historic appointment. As the far-right Supreme Court majority proactively imposes their extremist views from the bench, Justice Jackson will be a fair arbiter of justice for the American people.”