ASAE Statement on Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court

April 7, 2022

WASHINGTON— The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the largest organization representing trade and professional associations and the professionals who lead them, issued the following statement today congratulating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 116th justice – and its first Black woman:

“ASAE extends its congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic confirmation as the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “In the continued fight to bring long overdue, diverse representation to the highest levels of government, Judge Jackson’s confirmation marks a pivotal moment in United States history. ASAE firmly believes the nation’s halls of justice and corridors of power are enriched by the conscious inclusion of diverse perspectives and experiences that reflect who we are as Americans. Jackson’s ascension from Judge Jackson to Justice Jackson will also mean four women will simultaneously serve on the Supreme Court for the first time in its 233-year history, serving as further inspiration for young women – including young women of color – to pursue their highest aspirations.”


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