Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first black woman to serve on the federal appeals court in a decade. She is now the leading candidate for President Biden’s SCOTUS nominee.
Analysis of Judge Brown Jackson as a potential candidate for MSNBC’s Biden SCOTUS:
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the leading contender for President Biden’s Supreme Court nomination. pic.twitter.com/8HaYGl8KNM
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 26, 2022
Judge Jackson’s name may be familiar to those who remember her rocking Trump and Don McGhan’s attempts to hide information from Congress.
President Biden nominated Jackson for a seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in June 2021. She was confirmed 53-44 with Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins voting to confirm her.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is praised for being a brilliant and fair judge
Judge Jackson was commended by the Leadership Conference on Civil And Human Rights for her commitment to defending the rights of every individual: “In our quest to uphold the highest standards of justice while we strive for ‘equal justice before the law,’ Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s rise to the DC Circuit is an important step. JudgeJackson from her time as a public defender to her years of service as a district court judge, she has an exemplary record of defending the rights of every individual.”
People For The American Way praised Jackson’s confirmation in the DC court: “KetanjiBrownJacksonembodies the values and experiences that make an outstanding federal judge. She is brilliant, fair and experienced. Her previous work as a public defender makes her acutely aware of the realities of our justice system for millions of Americans who are not wealthy or privileged. JudgeJacksonwill be a judge ensuring that everyone’s rights are defended and upheld. We congratulate her on her confirmation and look forward to her taking her place on DC Circuit Court.”
President Biden would be wise to nominate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
If Jackson is the nominee, it would be difficult for all three Senate Republicans who voted for her confirmation less than a year ago to vote against her for the Supreme Court.
President Biden has committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court, and he has a female nominee who would be a fantastic choice, regardless of Biden’s campaign promise.
Former President Obama considered nominating Jackson for the Supreme Court in 2016.
Judge Jackson appears to be the ideal candidate for Biden’s nomination and Senate confirmation in 2022.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association