Washington, D.C. — Following President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, Democratic Majority for Israel President Mark Mellman today released the following statement:

“With the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today, President Biden has made good on his promise to nominate an extraordinary jurist who is committed to equal justice under the law. Judge Brown Jackson is an inspired choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Breyer, for whom she clerked over twenty years ago. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will undoubtedly continue Justice Breyer’s legacy of justice, fairness, and equality for every American under the law.

“In addition to her distinguished credentials and exceptional qualifications, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman on the United States Supreme Court and the first former federal public defender to serve as a Supreme Court justice.

“We applaud President Biden for his selection of Judge Brown Jackson, and we urge the Senate to swiftly confirm this outstanding Supreme Court nominee.”