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.

Education:
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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