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Supreme Court nominee Judge Jackson’s Labor Decisions
Posted On: Mar 25, 2022
Mar. 25, 2022 | JUSTICE | Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will become the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, fulfilling a long-overdue pledge that Biden made on the campaign trail. Jackson was nominated to the D.C. Circuit last year, and prior to that spent eight years as a District Judge for the District of Columbia. Before ascending to the federal bench, Jackson briefly served as a federal public defender, a credential that has excited progressives, and several major labor unions have applauded her nomination to the Court. Nonetheless, relatively scant attention has been paid to Jackson’s judicial record on labor and employment issues. Although Jackson has authored nearly 500 opinions as a judge, she hasn’t decided an abundance of labor or employment cases during her tenure on the bench. Nevertheless, Jackson has handed down several pro-union rulings — at least a couple of which were sufficiently notable to capture national media attention… On Labor  Related: Teamsters applaud Judge Jackson’s nomination [Note: A final confirmation vote on her nomination by the full Senate is expected before April 9.]
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