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Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson

On Feb. 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer upon his retirement. If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson would become the 116th justice of the Supreme Court and the first Black woman justice. Here is a collection of resources on Jackson’s nomination.

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Jackson speaks at the University of Chicago in February 2020. (Lloyd DeGrane via Wikimedia Commons)

Background & process


Judicial opinions

Adam Feldman of Empirical SCOTUS has compiled a database of more than 500 decisions written by Jackson during her eight years as a federal district judge and her one year as a federal appellate judge. Here are some of Jackson’s most significant opinions:


Writings & speeches

Here is a collection of Jackson’s published articles and speeches that are available online (though some are behind a paywall). For a full list of her writings and speeches (many of which are not available on the internet), see pages 8-40 of her 2021 Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.



Speeches, panels, & other public appearances




Prior nomination materials