Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was nominated on Tuesday, 30 March, to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and is among the top contenders for a seat on the Supreme Court. With her name in the news, people are wondering, who is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband?

Here’s what you should know about the judge’s life and career.

Who is Judge Brown Jackson?

Ketanji Brown Jackson was born in Washington DC, in September 1970, and raised in Miami, Florida.

In 1996, she graduated with honors from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of her school’s law review.

Judge Brown Jackson has ample experience on the court circuit, having clerked for three federal judges.

Her father is a retired lawyer and her mother a retired school principal. 

After working in the United States Sentencing Commission, as an assistant federal public defender in the U.S. Court of Appeals and as an appellate litigator at Morrison & Foerster law firm, then-president Barack Obama nominated Jackson to become vice chair of the US Sentencing Commission in 2009.

Obama also nominated Jackson as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Now, Bloomberg say, Jackson is poised to join the Washington Appeals Court that judge Merrick Garland left in March to become US Attorney General.

Jackson’s brother was a police officer in the unit that inspired the television show The Wire, according to Scotus Blog.

The site also states that the judge is related by marriage to Congressman, and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband, Patrick?

So, who is judge Ketanji Brown’s husband? His name is Patrick G. Jackson and he is a surgeon. The pair got married in 1996.

Judge Brown Jackson has two young daughters with her husband, according to Scotus Blog.

He is chief of gastrointestinal surgery and associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, according to Emedevents.

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband, Dr Jackson, graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1995.

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