April 5, 2022•Advocacy Matters
Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court
Disability Matters with Joyce Bender
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the
U.S. Supreme Court
The nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court moved one step closer to reality.
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged the nomination by a bipartisan procedural vote of 53 Yeas and 47 Nays. Judge Jackson’s nomination is now placed on the Senate Executive Calendar. Her Senate confirmation vote is widely expected to take place later this week.
Judge Jackson was nominated to fill the seat of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. If confirmed, Judge Jackson would begin her service as a Supreme Court Justice in October. She would be the first black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The disability community is supporting Judge Jackson’s nomination. Disability organizations have reviewed her judicial record on disability and other civil rights issues and have stated that she has a keen appreciation for equal opportunities in the workplace, government programs, and public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
If you want to learn more about the nomination of Judge Jackson and the review of her record by disability organizations, visit disabilityrightspa.org and click on today’s #AdvocacyMatters segment. You will find links to Judge Jackson’s background, a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee from national, state, and local disability organizations, and a thorough review of her record on disability issues from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health. You will also find a link to the American Association of People with Disabilities Action Page. There you can find support to contact your U.S. Senators on the nomination this week.
Tracking the Nomination- congress.gov
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Background
Bazelon Center’s Review of Judge Jackson’s Record
Disability Community Letter of Support
Letters of Support for Judge Jackson
American Association on People with Disabilities Action Page