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Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court [March 14, 2022]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Summary: "On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Jackson would fill the vacancy expected with the retirement of Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer in summer 2022, at the end of the Supreme Court's term. Judge Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson has been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021, having also been nominated to that court by President Biden and confirmed by the Senate. Before that, she was a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013. The nominee earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, and clerked for three federal judges, including Justice Breyer. In addition to her judicial experience, Judge Jackson has spent time in private practice at several law firms, served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and worked as a federal public defender--an experience that no current or former Justice has had."

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CRS Report for Congress, R47050
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2022-03-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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