A Black woman nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States is history in the making and long overdue. Let's celebrate, support, and prepare for a more inclusive Court.
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.
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.
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.