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ATU Applauds Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court.

“Today, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson broke barriers as the first Black woman to serve on the highest Court in the United States. The historic confirmation of Judge Jackson, one of our nation’s brightest legal minds to the Supreme Court, means that Americans have a highly qualified Justice who has a clear understanding of the lives of working people and a long record of protecting them.

“Judge Jackson, a daughter of public school teachers, has been a tireless advocate for the American people with exceptional qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court. With extensive litigation experience at every level of the federal court system, Judge Jackson has demonstrated through her extraordinary legal career that she will be a champion for justice and a defender of civil rights. She is the right person for this moment.

“We congratulate Judge Jackson and the Biden Administration on this historic day for our country. President Biden promised to nominate a candidate who is a more accurate reflection of the American people, and he kept that promise.”