History of the Federal Judiciary

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Jackson, Ketanji Brown
Born 1970 in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Henry Harold Kennedy, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on March 23, 2013, and received commission on March 26, 2013.

Harvard University, B.A., 1992
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1996

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Patti B. Saris, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1996-1997
Law clerk, Hon. Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1997-1998
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1998-1999, 2002-2003, 2007-2010
Law clerk, Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme Court of the United States, 1999-2000
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000-2002
Assistant special counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2003-2005
Assistant federal public defender, District of Columbia, 2005-2007
Vice chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2010-

Given name at birth: Ketanji Onyika Brown

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, September 20, 2012; no Senate vote


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