Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed with bipartisan support on Monday to the powerful D.C. Circuit, becoming President Joe Biden’s first appellate appointment.
The Senate confirmed Jackson 53-44 with three Republicans voting yes in the bitterly divided chamber controlled by Democrats.
She replaces Attorney General Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, known for its high-profile docket and as a potential springboard to the Supreme Court. She’s viewed as a possible Biden high-court nominee if he gets to name one, especially if Stephen Breyer, 82, retires. Jackson is a former Breyer clerk.
Jackson, 50, ...