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What to Know About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Nomination to the Supreme Court

in The Smithsonian Magazine

Jackson, a 51-year-old Harvard graduate and former public defender, would be the first Black woman on the Court

Last week, President Joseph R. Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court and will sit alongside the Court’s second Black justice, Clarence Thomas.

Jackson would also be the first former federal public defender on the bench, reports Candice Norwood for the 19th. Supporters say that this work, her time as assistant special counsel to the US Sentencing Commission and the lawyer’s own unique life experience would give Jackson a particular expertise on issues of criminal justice reform. FOR MORE

in Wikipedia – Ketanji Brown Jackson

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