Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Supreme Court of the United States

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Ketanji Onyka Brown Jackson was born in September 1970 in Washington, D.C. She earned both an undergraduate degree and a Juris Doctor from Harvard University. She clerked in several courts, including one clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

During law school, Jackson served as a reporter and staff researcher for Time magazine.

She served as co-chair of the United States Screening Commission for four years. She has been a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers. She served as a district judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for eight years, before being elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served one year.

She was nominated to be a Justice on the United States Supreme Court by President Joe Biden. She was confirmed by the Senate and was sworn in as an associate justice on June 30, 2022, concurrent with the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer.

She is married to Patrick Jackson, and they have two daughters. She is a Protestant.

In the News…

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recently questioned the Colorado Supreme Court’s reasoning for removing former President Donald Trump from the primary presidential ballot as an insurrectionist.

Justice Jackson asked the plaintiff’s attorney, “Can you speak to the argument that really Section 3 was about preventing the South from rising again in the context of these sort of local elections, as opposed to focusing on the presidency?” 

She highlighted that the Fourteenth Amendment refers to “officials” and lists those positions to which the prohibition against those involved in insurrection or rebellion would apply.

“Why didn’t they put the word president in the very enumerated list in Section 3,” Justice Jackson said. “The thing that really is troubling to me… they were listing people that were barred, and ‘president’ is not there.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Justice Jackson today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543


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