Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson?
Ketanji Brown Jackson is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and an American attorney and jurist.
Jackson attended Harvard University for college and law school, where she served as an editor on the Harvard Law Review.
She was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Miami, Florida. She began her legal career with three clerkships, one of which was with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court.
In 1988, she received her diploma from Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Jackson went to Harvard University to study government after high school.
Jackson worked as a staff reporter and researcher for Time magazine from 1992 to 1993, then went to Harvard Law School and was a supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review. She received her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1996.
She worked as a law clerk for Judge Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Judge Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit following law school.
Barack Obama nominated Jackson to be the vice chair of the United States Sentencing Commission on July 23, 2009.
She was also nominated to fill the vacancy left by retired Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
President Joe Biden nominated Jackson as his choice for Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court on February 25, 2022, filling the opening left by Breyer’s retirement.
Ketanji Brown Jackson Children: How Many Children Does Ketanji Brown Jackson Have?
In 1996, Ketanji Brown married Dr. Patrick G. Jackson. The couple have two daughters, called Talia and Leila. Ketanji Brown’s eldest daughter, Talia Jackson, will be 21 years old, this year while her youngest daughter, Leila Jackson, would be 17.
Brown Jackson talked about having her first daughter, Talia, while she was still a young lawyer and navigating all of her responsibilities.
In a 2013 speech, she went into great detail about how difficult it was for her to give birth to her daughters. She refers to them as Sassy and precocious sisters.