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Governor Phil Murphy

Joint Statement from Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court


“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s bipartisan confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court proves that, even in these politically polarized times, progress can be made. Her success in becoming the first Black woman to serve on our highest court shows that our 233-year effort to form a more perfect union, and a government that is truly representative of all Americans, continues. We have no doubt that the intelligence and command of the law that Judge Jackson displayed throughout the confirmation process – a process degraded by baseless and shameful partisan attacks upon her character and record – will be the hallmarks of a historic tenure on the Supreme Court.”