Press Release

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Paves Way For More Appellate Nominees

June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 2021 – With a bipartisan majority, the Senate voted today to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, often referred to as the “second highest court” in the country. With experience as a Supreme Court clerk, public defender, and district court judge, Jackson brings a great wealth of legal experience to her new position.

Jackson is the first of President Biden’s appellate court nominees to be confirmed, and she is the first Black woman confirmed to an appellate court in a full decade.

Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:

“With experience in both civil and criminal appellate practice and as a Supreme Court clerk, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is an outstanding addition to the D.C. Circuit. Judge Jackson’s confirmation paves the way for scores more of President Biden’s judicial nominees to be confirmed in the coming months and years. We look forward to seeing all of these highly qualified nominees continue to receive such bipartisan support.”