April 7, 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 confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her passion for justice and compassion for the most vulnerable will be a breath of fresh air. Her support for and understanding of public health and safety will have a huge impact on upholding the right to health in the United States. As the Supreme Court is set to soon determine some of the most consequential cases for the right to health in decades, I have no doubt that Justice Jackson’s life experience and impeccable legal preparation will guide her to decisions that will defend human rights, protect the marginalized, and further justice for all.