May 23rd, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson Thanks God for Supreme Court Nomination

Date:

President Biden’s pick would be the first Black female justice.

Immediately after President Joe Biden introduced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to the US Supreme Court at a White House event on Friday, the federal appeals court judge stepped up to the podium and appealed to the divine.

“I must begin these very brief remarks by thanking God for delivering me to this point in my professional journey,” she said. “My life has been blessed beyond measure, and I do know that one can only come this far by faith.”

Jackson’s words marked the beginning of what promises to be a historic confirmation process: If approved by the US Senate, Jackson, 51, who currently serves on the D.C. Court of Appeals, would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

“If I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, I can only hope that my life and career, my love of this country and the Constitution, and my commitment to upholding the rule of law and the sacred principles upon which this great nation was founded, will inspire future generations of Americans,” she said.

Biden noted the landmark nature of Jackson’s nomination during his introduction, making good on a campaign promise to push for a Black woman on the country’s highest court.

“For too long, our government, our courts, haven’t looked like America,” he said. “I believe it’s time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications. And that we inspire all young people to believe that they can one day serve their country at the highest level.”

While outlining Jackson’s professional credentials and …

Continue reading

News brought to you by Christianity Today

Share this post

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Supreme Court Debates What Makes a Minister and Job Discrimination

The Supreme Court hears Christian teachers challenging the “ministerial exception” that shields religious institutions from anti-discrimination lawsuits.

U.S. Senate Chaplain: ‘Let Your Will Be Done’

For impeachment hearings or everyday life, the prayer 'let your will be done' will fit the occasion. Just ask Barry Black, U.S. Senate Chaplain.

Supreme Court Reconsiders Ban on Public Funding for Religious Schools

Is the legal dispute used by states to bar public funding of religious education constitutional? We may soon find out with this Supreme Court case.

The White House Wants To Kill Social Security Numbers

White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce said Tuesday that...
X