Last week, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Stephen Breyer. This is an historic selection and, if confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.

In anticipation of the President’s Supreme Court nomination, the Jewish Center for Justice—led by our Lawyers’ Committee—has developed a formal working group and is in the process of defining a set of criteria to determine how our organization vets judicial nominations for endorsement. This criteria, which will include judicial experience, voting records, and positions on values central to the JCJ mission, will ultimately guide our decision as to whether or not to endorse a specific judicial nominee. 

Members of the Judicial Nomination Working Group:

  • Ariella Simonds
  • Michelle Sampson
  • Julie Bank
  • Abbi Hertz
  • Lisa Laffer
  • Elias Chajet
  • Rabbi Joel Simonds