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Schatz Votes To Confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson To Supreme Court

Schatz: Judge Jackson Exceptionally Qualified; Proud To Vote For Her Confirmation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson, who was confirmed by a vote of 53-47, becomes the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. 

“Judge Jackson has the legal expertise, record of fairness, and extensive experience – both professional and personal – that will make her an excellent addition to the Supreme Court. Throughout her years of public service, she has demonstrated a dedication to the Constitution, including a strong commitment to equal justice under the law. It’s a record that’s earned her praise and respect from legal experts across the country and my support.

“As the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, Judge Jackson has made history and will help the Court better reflect the diversity of our country. I’m proud to have voted for her confirmation.”


Schatz met with Judge Jackson in his Capitol Hill office on April 5, 2022.