June 30, 2022

Please see below for a statement from Lawrence Gostin, faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Georgetown University Law Center:

I applaud the swearing in of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. In the wake of Supreme Court decisions that demonstrate the conservative justices’ casual disregard for public health and human rights — from children being killed by firearms, women denied basic reproductive health services, and the gutting of environmental protections — it is heartening to see a compassionate humanist sworn in as a justice.

For further comment or to schedule an interview, please contact Lauren Dueck at Lauren.Dueck@georgetown.edu.