STATEMENT FROM JAMES SHILLITTO, PRESIDENT LOCAL 1-2, NY, UWUA, AFL-CIO ON THE CONFIRMATION OF JUSTICE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON TO THE SUPREME COURT
Brothers and Sisters, please join me in celebrating the confirmation today of our new Supreme Court Justice the Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson.
This time, justice delayed was not justice denied, and this historic day will be celebrated as a turning point in our Nation’s history. Finally, a Black woman is sitting on the highest court in the land. Justice Brown’s seat now makes the Supreme Court reflect who we are as a people.
During her confirmation hearings, Judge Brown demonstrated the dignity, restraint, and coolness which demonstrated her fitness to serve on this nation’s highest court.
Judge Brown’s confirmation to become Justice Brown is a great day for our country, for working men and women, and for true equality and a steady hand to adjudicate many thorny questions in these troubled times.