Reflecting on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation process to the U.S. Supreme Court and this moment in history

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The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote April 4, 2022 on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation waits for that to happen, CPR's Race, Diversity and Equity reporter, Elaine Tassy, assembled a roundtable of Black female attorneys and a judge who work in Colorado, to reflect on the nomination process and this moment in history.

Joyce Akhahenda is a lead deputy state public defender in the Colorado state public defenders office in the Denver trial office and has been a public defender for 16 years. Linda Lee is managing partner at Lee Law. She's been practicing as a defense attorney since 2009 and prior to that she worked in the Adams County District Attorneys office. Judge Renee Goble is a Denver County Court judge who also practiced complex commercial civil litigation for 17 years. Jaime Cowan is the owner and sole attorney of the Law Offices of Jaime Cowan PC and has been a criminal defense attorney for 12 years and also worked as an Adams County Senior Deputy District Attorney. Velveta Golightly-Howell has worked as both a civil and criminal trial attorney and is the CEO of the non-profit "Sister-to-Sister International Network of Professional African American Women, Inc."