Pat Dowell, IL 1st CD nominee on Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to US Supreme Court – The Southland Journal
Pat Dowell, IL 1st CD nominee on Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court (Chicago, IL) – Alderman of Chicago and 1st District candidate for the United States Congress Pat Dowell today issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court:
“Today is a day of celebration for every American – and especially for every black woman. Justice Jackson’s passion for our democracy is forged both by the unique experience of black women and by her past as an advocate Both views are desperately needed in the Supreme Court.
“As our Illinois Senator Richard Durbin said when he was confirmed, to be first you have to be the best and in some ways the bravest. inspiration to millions of people who see themselves in it – and makes possible what was once considered impossible.
“It is more important than ever to ensure a diversity of voices among judges as the court considers a schedule of cases that go to the heart of who we are – and who we want to be – as a nation.
“And as today we rightly applaud the cracking of that glass ceiling, this celebration is not without sadness. The best of America could have been revealed with the nomination of Justice Jackson to the Supreme Court Instead, she was bullied, her many accomplishments downplayed in the very space where problems should be solved.
“It is far too late for a black woman to sit on our nation’s highest court. And it’s far too late for the Court, Congress, and all the places where decisions are made to reflect what America looks like, stands for, and should be,” Ald said. Pat Dowell, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 1st congressional district of Illinois.
Pat Dowell, IL 1st CD nominee on Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court