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Georgia Faith Leaders Applaud Historic Biden SCOTUS Nominee


Friday, February 25, 2022


Christy Setzer, christy@newheightscommunications.com | 617-512-7572

Georgia Faith Leaders Applaud Historic Biden SCOTUS Nominee

Atlanta, Ga– Today, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Min. Shavonne Williams, Faith in Public Life

“The nomination of The Honorable Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court justice is the next step towards the highest court in the nation truly being a diverse body of qualified justices that looks like the people of the U.S. To have a justice with deep roots in criminal justice reform in this moment in nation’s history is long overdue for the Supreme Court. Our U.S. Senators must quickly vote to confirm Judge Jackson so that a more equitable Supreme Court can strive for the promise of ‘Equal Justice Under the Law’ for all people in the United States.” 

Soumaya Khalifa, Islamic Speakers Bureau

“As a person of faith, I believe we have a moral obligation to have justices on our highest court who are committed to equality under the law. The nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a great step toward making that a reality. To see someone who has championed equality and fought for justice throughout her career is heartening, since now more than ever, we need justices on the court who can defend our fundamental freedoms.” 

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church, Decatur, Georgia  

“This is indeed a historic moment for African Americans and indeed all Americans. We celebrate that President Joe Biden picked Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. As an African American woman, I am so proud to have her represent us. I celebrate her intellect, skill and the gifts and graces that allowed her to ascend to this significant role in our society. As a woman who began her career as a federal public offender serving and advocating for those who could not afford an attorney, I am confident that she will be fair and equitable in her decisions and will work to preserve the human rights and dignity of all that is so key to our democracy.”  

Rev. Darryl Clark, IKON Community Church, current law student

“I celebrate the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She is a remarkable jurist, but I am particularly happy to have someone on the court, who in the middle of a storied legal career, decided to spend two years as a public defender. The court has needed an injection of understanding of what life is like for those that our legal system treats as afterthoughts. I pray that the Senate approves Judge Jackson quickly.”  


Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, with a network of over 50,000 leaders, they are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level that affirm our values and the human dignity of all.

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