Judge Jackson is an Inspired Choice for the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Biden will nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court today, multiple news organizations report. 

Manish Bapna, president and CEO of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) made the following statement:

"Judge Jackson is an inspired choice and a superbly qualified nominee.

“Often the Supreme Court has the last word on how, and sometimes whether, our laws designed to protect the environment and public health are enforced. This year alone, the Court will hear two cases that could have a profound impact on the government’s ability to address the climate crisis and protect the nation’s wetlands, streams and waterways. Those cases underscore the importance of confirming justices and judges, like Jackson, who respect precedent and recognize the government’s role in addressing consequential societal issues, like protecting the environment and public health.

“It’s long past time for the Court to have a Black woman on the bench, where her decisions and views will be both grounded in her legal expertise and informed by the values and insights of her lived experience. 

“Judge Jackson is the right person, in the right moment. The Senate should move swiftly to confirm her.”

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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