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The Internet’s Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination of Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Today, President Biden nominated Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court. This comes a month after Justice Stephen G. Breyer announced his retirement. She would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court and is considered by Biden to be “one of the nation’s brightest legal minds.” 

Judge Jackson has served on the D.C. Circuit, as a clerk for Justice Breyer, as a public defender, and as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. In immigration, Judge Jackson has previously challenged former President Trump’s attempt to expand the category of undocumented immigrants eligible for fast-track deportations by issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction

Judge Jackson is a reminder that courts do matter. 

This is how the internet reacted to Judge Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court:

 Members of Congress celebrated the nomination: 


Before her formal nomination, the National Immigration Law Center highlighted her extensive immigration record: 


Her understanding of U.S. immigration law has been rightfully noticed: 



Judge Jackson has been dreaming of this moment for a very long time: