NOBLE National President Testifies in Support of
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court

Alexandria, VA. – March 24, 2022 In a historic moment in our nation, Frederick L. Thomas, National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the highest court in the land. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“It is a deep honor to be called upon for these historical hearings and to endorse Judge Jackson for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said President Thomas. “Her extraordinary background as a federal public defender and a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in combination with her work in public service, make her an outstanding candidate for this monumental role. NOBLE could not be prouder to advocate for Judge Jackson.” 

President Thomas, who serves as a captain in Louisiana for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office called Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearing, “a watershed moment in our nation’s history.”
 “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a stellar nominee with an extraordinary background. She is clearly qualified and possesses the knowledge, legal acumen, and experience to serve on the United States Supreme Court,” Thomas said during the hearing. “NOBLE is honored to endorse a nominee of this stature who, if confirmed, will participate in deciding pivotal legal cases impacting the lives of all people across this mosaic of our country.”
When asked during today’s confirmation hearing if he believed Judge Jackson was soft on crime, President Thomas reinforced NOBLE’s total confidence in Judge Jackson’s fairness in the application of the law, her suitable judicial temperament and unwavering commitment to justice.
“Judge Jackson is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and deserves to be the first Black female justice and proudly take her spot in history,” said President Thomas.


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