Ketanji Brown Jackson, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson (born Ketanji Onyika Brown, September 14, 1970) is an American attorney and jurist who has served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021. She is a designate associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Despite frivolous partison efforts to derail her confirmation by the likes of Lindsey Graham, Brown received Senate confirmation on April 7, 2022, with all 50 members of the Democratic caucus and three Republicans voting in favor of the nomination, and 47 Republicans voting against.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Miami, Florida, Jackson attended Harvard University for college and law school, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She began her legal career with three clerkships, including one with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Prior to her elevation to an appellate court, from 2013 to 2021, she served as a district judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Jackson was also vice chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2010 to 2014. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers.

On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, filling the vacancy that is to be created by Breyer's retirement. Upon being sworn in, Jackson will become the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court marking a glorious day in our history.

Ketanji Brown Jackson Quotes

"In our family, we have a mantra that emphasises the prioritisation of work over play as one of our first principles."
"I teach my children to approach the world with a grateful Spirit. We don’t look down on or talk down to others and we show respect for all mankind.
"There are also women I have never met but who are recorded in the pages of history and whose lives and struggles inspire me and thousands of other working women to keep putting one foot in front of another every day.
"Be open to new ideas and experiences because you’ll never know when someone else will have an interesting thought or when a new door will open to take you on the journey of your dreams.
"The privilege of working with strong women role models has been essential to my career development and it’s crucial to the development and advancement of girls like my daughters who need to learn that they have opportunities.

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