By a vote of 53 - 44 largely along party lines, Federal District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate to replace Judge Merrick Garland, now the Attorney General, on the influential District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Brown Jackson's confirmation came the same day as evil Corruptican nihilist Sen. Moscow Mitch McConnell vowed to block any Supreme Court nominee by President Biden if the Republicans take back the Senate in 2022.
A cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School, Brown Jackson worked as a public defender in Washington, D.C. and was on the board of the U.S. Sentencing Committee. She had been a District Court judge in Washington, D.C. since 2013. Earlier, she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who is under some pressure at age 82 to retire and allow Biden to appoint a younger progressive Justice (like Judge Brown Jackson) so as not to repeat the situation resulting from the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg last fall.
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