American Rivers applauds nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court

March 3, 2022 

Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145 

In response to President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, American Rivers President and CEO Tom Kiernan made the following statement: 

“We applaud and support the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson is exceptionally well qualified, with legal expertise and experience that will strengthen the nation’s highest court, one of democracy’s most vital institutions. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will make history as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Her nomination comes at a critical moment. We must follow science and facts to ensure a livable future in an era of climate change. We must uphold and strengthen just, equitable safeguards for rivers, clean water and communities. And our government, including the courts, only works if it reflects the diversity of our country. We congratulate Judge Jackson on her achievements and we urge swift confirmation by the Senate.” 

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