Nominee to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
This nomination is the result of a thorough and rigorous process by the White House to name a qualified nominee with strong experience, character, integrity, and dedication to the Constitution and rule of law. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is an exceptionally well-qualified jurist whose credentials, experience, and evenhanded approach to the administration of justice make her an outstanding candidate for the Supreme Court.
Last year, Judge Jackson was confirmed by this Senate on a bipartisan basis to serve on the D.C. Circuit. Before her confirmation to the D.C. Circuit, Judge Jackson served on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was confirmed to this role unanimously and issued more than 500 opinions on cases involving a range of important issues—from the separation of powers to the reach of the Fourth Amendment to collective bargaining rights. She additionally has prior experience as a Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, as a federal public defender, as a lawyer in private practice, and as a law clerk at all three levels of the federal Judiciary, including for Justice Breyer.
The historic nomination of Judge Jackson is an important step toward making the Supreme Court look more like the nation as a whole.