By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: The White House (Information):
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Washington, District of Columbia: United States President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman to the United States Supreme Court.
At a formal White House ceremony on Friday, February 25th, 2022, United States President Joe Biden said he’s honor to introduce to the country a daughter of former public school teachers, a proven consensus builder, an accomplished lawyer, a distinguished jurist to the nation’s most prestigious courts.
Ketanji Brown Jackson currently sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to which she was named by United States President Joe Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate last year with Republican support.
All but four justices appointed in the last 50 years have come from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, including three current justices Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts and Clarence Thomas.
Born in D.C. but raised in Miami, Ketanji Brown Jackson comes from an elite legal pedigree as a graduate of Harvard Law School but also has experience representing everyday Americans in the legal system as a federal public defender.
Ketanji Brown Jackson attended Miami-Dade public schools. Her mother was a public high school principal in the county, while her father was a teacher and later county school board attorney. Her younger brother – her only sibling – served in the military and did tours in combat; and two uncles have been law enforcement officers.
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband, Patrick Jackson, is a surgeon in the Washington, D.C., area, where together they have raised two daughters.
More information is still coming in.