Ketanji Brown Jackson has just been confirmed to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. This decision was taken after a 53-44 vote. Jackson is the first judge to be confirmed by the Senate for the Circuit Court under Biden’s administration.
She is now among the Black female serving as judges in the Circuit Court of Appeal. For the first time in ten years, she is the first Black woman confirmed to an appellate court.
Lisa Murkowski, R-Maine, and Sens. Lindsey Graham voted for Jackson’s confirmation. Jackson will now fill the position of Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Jackson who was served under Justice Stephen Breyer as a clerk is considered a contender that might likely replace him when he retires. Biden had earlier promised that when given the opportunity he would make sure he nominates an African American woman to the court.
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Women, especially women of color, have long been underrepresented on the federal bench. Along with President Biden, the Senate Democratic majority is working quickly to close the gap.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is considered one of the most important federal courts in the US. When Jackson was asked if race would influence her decision making and how race interferes with the Musical system, she answered that she believes her duty was to act independently.
Ketanji Brown Jackson was nominated by Barack Obama, former US president, to the federal District Court in 2012. Jackson is a brilliant judge and one who is devoted to good works.