Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Ketanji Brown Jackson is an American jurist who serves as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court. President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson on February 25, 2022, to the Supreme Court.

Early Life and Childhood

Ketanji Brown Jackson was born on September 14, 1970, in Washington, D.C., United States, and her age is 52 years old as of the year 2022. Her current real name is Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson.

Talking about Ketanji’s parents, her father, Johnny Brown went on to study law at the University of Miami and eventually became the chief attorney for the Miami-Dade County School Board. Similarly, her mother, Ellery Brown was the principal at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.

Ketanji Brown Jackson is an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion, and her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Education

Talking about Ketanji Brown Jackson’s formal education, Jackson was raised in the Miami area and attended Miami Palmetto Senior High School. She won the national oratory title at the National Catholic Forensic League championships in New Orleans during her senior year. In 1988, she graduated from Miami Palmetto. In 1992 Jackson received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University. She earned a Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996.

Career and Professional Life

Ketanji Brown Jackson spent the majority of her legal career working for the government. She clerked for two federal judges after graduating from Harvard Law School in 1996. She clerked for Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court during the 1999-2000 term.

In 2003, Jackson began her first of two stints on the bipartisan United States Sentencing Commission. Similarly, from 2005 to 2007, Jackson worked as an assistant federal public defender in Washington, D.C.

Her caseload included representing indigent clients as well as some Guantanamo Bay detainees. Later, Jackson returned to private practice before being appointed vice-chair of the United States Sentencing Commission in 2010.

At a time when federal prisons were overcrowded, she was seen as a consensus builder in shaping federal sentencing policy. The commission unanimously agreed to reduce federal drug sentences and retroactively granted this relief.

Additionally, President Barack Obama nominated Jackson to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in 2012. In March 2013, the Senate confirmed her by voice vote.

On April 19, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to the United States Court of Appeals. Jackson was confirmed by a vote of 53-47 in April 2022, with the support of 50 Democratic senators and three Republicans.

On April 7, 2022, she was confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn into office on June 30. From 2021 to 2022, she was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Ketanji Brown Jackson

Caption: Ketanji Brown Jackson with President and Vice-President. Source: NPR

Brand Endorsements

Ketanji Brown Jackson has not endorsed any brand new and has not promoted anything till now or seen in any collaborations with brands.

In the coming days, we may see Ketanji being associated with some brands and supporting their products. No information is available regarding the other brands Ketanji has cooperated with or not.

Awards and Nomination

Ketanji won the Stars of the Bar Award, Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia in 2019. Similarly, she won David T. Lewis Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence and The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2019.

Jackson won the Constance Baker Motley Award, Empowering Women of Color, Columbia Law School in 2021.

President Joe Biden announced to nominate Jackson to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 30, 2021. On April 19, the president formally nominated Jackson.

Jackson was nominated to replace Judge Merrick Garland, who retired from the court to become the United States Attorney General on March 10, 2021.

Ketanji Brown Jackson – Net Worth 2023

She estimated net worth is approximately around $23 million. Ketanji is a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals with an annual salary of $300,000. Most of Jackson’s income sources are from her career.

Relationship Status

Ketanji married surgeon Patrick Graves Jackson, a descendant of Continental Congress delegate Jonathan Jackson and a cousin of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., in 1996.

Jackson is related to former House Speaker Paul Ryan through her marriage. Leila and Talia are the couple’s two daughters.

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Caption: Ketanji Brown Jackson with her husband. Source: Yahoo News

Scandal

Ketanji hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies that would hamper her career. Also, Ketanji avoids the media and avoids engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage her reputation.

Body Measurements

Ketanji stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 69 kilograms but her exact body measurements are not available.

Similarly, Jackson has beautiful black eyes and hair that add to her beauty but her dress size and shoe size are not available.

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Caption: Ketanji Brown Jackson posing for the photo. Source: United States KNews

Ketanji Brown Jackson – Social Media

Ketanji is not very active on social media she is only active on Facebook. Her Facebook account is Ketanji Brown Jackson where she likes to post pictures related to her career.

Besides that, Jackson is not available on any other social media sites including Instagram and Twitter.

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