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Apr 7, 2022

Tester Statement on Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after voting to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

“During this confirmation process, I made clear that Judge Jackson had to show a strong commitment to upholding the rule of law and defending Montanans’ constitutional rights before she earned my support. She has demonstrated that she is extremely qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and has a deep understanding of the Second Amendment, antitrust enforcement for consolidation in the agriculture industry, issues around whether corporations should be considered people under the law, and other questions important to Montanans. She will be an impartial jurist who decides cases based on the facts presented, not on any personal ideology, which is why I was proud to join Republicans and Democrats in voting for her confirmation.”

In a personal meeting with Judge Jackson that was offered to both of Montana’s Senators, Tester questioned Judge Jackson on a number of topics of concern to Montanans, including her commitment to upholding the Second Amendment, and her views on corporate agriculture consolidation, country of origin labeling for American beef, dark money in politics, public safety and Tribal sovereignty.

Judge Jackson has previously been confirmed by the Senate three times, each by bipartisan margins and twice unanimously. She has received the endorsements of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Fraternal order of Police, and 83 Republican and Democratic former attorneys general.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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