Cuban American Bar Association leaders endorse Ketanji Brown Jackson for SCOTUS

Leaders of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) endorse Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to succeed Justice Stephane BreyerStephen BreyerWhite House says Biden will not be swayed by Supreme Court pick McConnell’s unconstitutional blockade of Garland poisoned subsequent proceedings White House dismisses Graham crippling High Court pick MORE on the Supreme Court.

CABA President Miriam Soler Ramos and more than 30 former presidents of the organization wrote an email to the White House lawyer Dana RemusDana RemusThe Hill’s Morning Report – Politics and mask politics change Biden orders logs of Trump visitors turned over to Jan. 6 panel Top aides to Pence declined direct conversations about Trump with committee Wednesday, praising Jackson as a strong choice for the next Supreme Court justice.

“She is clearly extremely well qualified to take on the enormous responsibilities of a Supreme Court Justice, and her Miami roots will give her valuable perspective on the rights and lives of those who appear before the Court,” the executives wrote. in their post, according to Politics.

“The President’s selection of Judge Brown Jackson would be an enduring honor for this community and a powerful example of the value of diversity in the American justice system,” they added.

They said they wanted to “express our pride” that Brown was being considered for the Supreme Court spot.

The CABA was founded in 1974 and is made up of judges, lawyers and law students concerned with issues relating to the Cuban community, according to Politico.

Jackson, who currently sits on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals after Biden nominated her last year, grew up in Miami, according to The New York Times.

CABA executives said Jackson “spent his formative years in Miami-Dade County, still has family in Miami, and is a testament to the exceptional ability of Miami-Dade County public schools.”

Jackson’s name has been mooted as a potential successor to Breyer, who announced last month that he would retire at the end of the current Supreme Court term. Biden has promised to appoint a black woman to take his seat on the bench.

Other names speculated as potential court nominees include California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger and J. Michelle Childs, a South Carolina federal district court judge whom Biden appointed to the Circuit Court of Appeals. from DC in December.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (DS.C.) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate slips within 48 hours of government shutdown deadline White House says Biden won’t be swayed by Supreme Court pick The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden on Russia: Mistrust and verification MORE (RS.C.) strongly advocated for Biden to nominate Childs.

Biden said last week he took a deep dive into four candidates for the job and plans to announce his pick by the end of this month.

The CABA endorsement comes after UW Clemon, Alabama’s first black federal judge, spoke out against Jackson, writing in a letter to Biden that he “strongly” believes Jackson should not be considered for occupy Breyer’s seat.

Clemon said there were “several exceptionally qualified black aspirants,” but noted that Jackson “should not be named,” according to the letter, obtained by NBC News.

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