The Court decides critical cases impacting the lives of all Americans, ranging from voting rights, economic justice, equal educational opportunity, reproductive rights, environmental justice, consumer rights, and criminal justice. Representation of a Black woman on the highest court of the land is long overdue. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's presence and voice on the Court will undoubtedly enrich its perspective and improve its decision-making.
Since 1789, of the 115 people who have served on the Supreme Court, only three of them have been people of color – and only five have been women. Having a Black woman on the Supreme Court bench is vital.
The significance of this moment for the Black community, especially for Black women like me who have spent decades in the legal profession, is impossible to overstate. Representation is powerful – now, Black women and girls who dream of reaching the highest levels of our government, or any profession for that matter, can see that it is possible.- Janette McCarthy Wallace, NAACP General Counsel
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is supremely qualified. Celebrate this historic moment and order a "Black Women Are Supreme" t-shirt to show your support, pride, and excitement.
Judge Jackson upheld a federal law allowing the Small Business Association to ensure federal contracting opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Congress created the Section 8(a) program in 1978 to extend government contracting opportunities to small business owners discriminated against or excluded because of their experience of racial or ethnic prejudice.
Judge Jackson ruled that former counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a subpoena in connection with the House's impeachment investigation. The Trump administration had claimed his closest advisers were shielded from having to appear before Congress. She wrote that "Presidents are not kings," and that absolute immunity for his top aides "from compelled congressional process simply does not exist."
Judge Jackson ruled that Uber could be liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for failure to provide transportation for people with disabilities. Disability rights advocates had argued that Uber discriminates against users of non-foldable wheelchairs by providing less reliable and more costly service and subjected them to longer wait times.
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