April 12, 2022

On the Mountaintop, Not Yet in the Promised Land: The Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson


The Senate has confirmed Justice-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next associate justice and first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her confirmation fulfills a promise made by both President Biden and the Reconstruction Amendments. This is a momentous occasion deserving of celebration. But in its shadow lurks a danger we cannot ignore, reflected in the racist and rights-depriving rhetoric deployed by some who opposed her confirmation.

Join ACS as we celebrate this historic confirmation, while grappling with the current disfunction of the confirmation process and the conservative threats to our substantive due process rights, which underpin reproductive rights, marriage equality, and a host of personal rights modern Americans take for granted but may be poised to lose.

Featured Speakers:
Sophia Carrillo, ACS Next Generation Leader and Los Angeles Chapter Path to the Bench Working Group Chair, Moderator
Yvette McGee Brown, Partner, Jones Day; Former Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Russ Feingold, President, ACS
Kimberly Mutcherson, Co-Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School