JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON

Nominee to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

KBJ

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.

Committee Materials

Letters of Support

For more information on Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/kbj/

LATEST NEWS


From the Chair

In Response to Durbin's Questions, ABA Debunks Republican Myths About Judge Jackson's Sentencing

Senate Judiciary Committee Releases Testimony by the American Bar Association

Following Durbin's Questioning, Judge Jackson Reiterates that she will Maintain Separation Between the Judiciary and Policymaking

Durbin Delivers Opening Remarks at First Day of Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Jackson

Durbin: When Judge Jackson's Hearing is Complete, America Will Understand what an Outstanding Justice She Will Be

American Bar Association Rates Judge Jackson Unanimously "Well Qualified" to Serve on the Supreme Court

Senate Judiciary Committee Announces Logistics for Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Durbin: Judge Jackson Will Be a Strong, Fair, Principled, Evenhanded, & Impartial Supreme Court Justice

Durbin Meets With Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Durbin: Judge Jackson Will Be a Supreme Court Justice in the Mold of Justice Breyer

Durbin Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

What they're saying

What They Are Saying: Americans Across the Country Praise Judge Jackson Following Week of Nomination Hearings

CNN: Ketanji Brown Jackson is the most popular Supreme Court nominee in years

American Bar Association Rates Judge Jackson Unanimously "Well Qualified" to Serve on the Supreme Court

A Proven Consensus Builder, Ketanji Brown Jackson Receives Broad Support from Across the Political Spectrum

Fact check: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson child porn sentences ‘pretty mainstream;’ Republican Sen. Josh Hawley voted to confirm judges who gave similar sentences.

NBC: Loretta Lynch, former DOJ officials urge Jackson confirmation to Supreme Court

AP: Top law enforcement officials support Jackson for high court

Checks & Balances Two dozen conservatives sign letter endorsing Judge Jackson to SCOTUS

CNN: Another top conservative lawyer backs Jackson as White House pushes her Supreme Court nomination

CNN: Prominent conservative judge who advised Pence on the 2020 election endorses Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

WPR: Paul Ryan backs Ketanji Brown Jackson as Biden's Supreme Court pick

President Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Get to know Judge Jackson

USA Today: Review of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's opinions shows outcomes cut both ways

The Hill: Ketanji Brown Jackson's judicial superpower: An appreciation of the human consequences of court rulings

WaPo: How Ketanji Brown Jackson found a path between confrontation and compromise

CNN: The personal and legal record of the Supreme Court nominee

NYT: How a High School Debate Team Shaped Ketanji Brown Jackson

NYT: As a Public Defender, Supreme Court Nominee Helped Clients Others Avoided