President Biden’s Historic Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Put a Strong Voice for Workers on the Supreme Court

Friday, February 25, 2022

CWA applauds President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. By nominating Judge Jackson, President Biden is fulfilling his campaign promises to protect workers’ rights and to ensure that the Supreme Court is representative of the makeup and lived experiences of the American people. As the first Black woman to be nominated for the nation’s highest court, she brings much needed diversity that is severely lacking in our entire justice system. This nomination is a momentous step towards ensuring equal justice for generations to come.

Judge Jackson is an eminently qualified, fair minded, and brilliant jurist with a proven track record of defending the rights of working people over corporations and powerful special interests. Notably, Judge Jackson issued a ruling in 2018 blocking former president Donald Trump’s improper Executive Orders limiting federal employees’ rights to collectively bargain and engage with union representatives. More recently, as a federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Jackson defended the rights of government workers against the Federal Labor Relations Agency’s attempt to implement workplace changes outside of the collective bargaining process.

Judge Jackson has a deep and demonstrated commitment to economic justice, environmental justice, voting rights, women’s rights, and other pressing human rights issues that impact the lives of everyday working people. She is exactly the kind of champion we need to break the chokehold that wealthy and powerful special interests have had on the legal system.

As one of our nation’s brightest legal minds, Judge Jackson has already been confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan support three times. We urge the Senate to move swiftly to add a much-needed voice for workers to the Supreme Court.

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