FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2022
Judge Jackson’s nomination now moves to a vote by the Judiciary Committee, where she is one step closer to making history as the first Black woman confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, D.C. –At the conclusion of four days of rigorous and historic confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lisa Rice, CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) issued the following statement in support of Judge Jackson’s nomination by the full U.S. Senate:
“Over several days of hearings before the American public, and an intrigued global audience, members of The Senate Committee on the Judiciary spoke in favor of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a daughter of educators, who rose from the segregated Jim Crow South to the highest levels of academic and professional achievement.
“During the Senate’s confirmation process, Judge Jackson – whose fierce intellect, commitment to the rule of law, and track record of success in academia and as a jurist were on full display – left no doubt that when confirmed, she would assume her role as one of the most prepared and qualified Associate Justices in the history of the Supreme Court.
“Since President Biden nominated Judge Jackson to the Court, the National Fair Housing Alliance has taken a keen interest in her confirmation. As a national leader in the work to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equitable housing opportunities for all people and communities, we believe Judge Jackson, as a jurist on the Supreme Court, would bring an impartial and balanced approach to adjudicating the myriad issues that come before the Court.
“There should be no question as to whether Judge Jackson should be confirmed to the Supreme Court. After a thorough nomination process, conducted by the White House, and a deep investigatory oversight review by members of the Judiciary Committee, Judge Jackson’s nomination will go before the full Senate, where the country, and the world should expect a speedy and bipartisan conclusion that will result in a deeply qualified daughter of America assuming her role as the first Black woman to be seated to the highest court in the nation.”
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the country’s only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to eliminating all forms of housing and lending discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all people. As the trade association for over 170 fair housing and justice-centered organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories, NFHA works to dismantle longstanding barriers to equity and build diverse, inclusive, well-resourced communities.