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Heinrich Statement On U.S. Supreme Court Justice Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement today after President Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement at the end of this term:

"Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is extremely qualified, with a strong record of being evenhanded and fair. I am proud to support her to be our next Supreme Court Justice.

“As a well-respected public servant, Judge Jackson has authored hundreds of legal opinions addressing everything from national security and government transparency to civil rights. She has over ten years of experience on the federal bench and, before that, practicing law in the criminal justice system. Judge Jackson has received bipartisan support in the Senate confirmation process three times, and is the first nominee with significant defense experience since Thurgood Marshall.

"Filling this vacancy on the Supreme Court comes at a pivotal moment for our country, with fundamental constitutional rights and freedoms on the line. I take my duty to consider President Biden's nominee very seriously and I hope all of my colleagues in the Senate will too.”

Read the White House’s biography for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson by clicking here.