Statement from NC Justice Sam Ervin IV
"The Senate has confirmed the first Black woman to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, from whom I took antitrust law in law school, upon his retirement.
Justice Jackson has exemplary legal credentials, having served as a Supreme Court law clerk, public defender, a practicing attorney, a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and a member of the United States Sentencing Commission. Her credentials equal, if they don’t exceed, those of those who have served on the Court before her.
I want to take a moment to congratulate this historic nominee and to express my hope that nominations for the United States Supreme Court will not continue to evoke such deep partisan reactions. I also hope that Justice Jackson’s tenure on the Supreme Court will help to bridge the deep divisions that we have in our society.
Justice Jackson has committed to decide cases on an impartial basis and to do nothing more than uphold the Constitution and other federal laws. That’s all that can be asked of any judge."