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Law & the Courts

Ketanji Jackson as Supreme Court Candidate?

It’s very odd to see federal district judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the White House’s supposed short list for the Supreme Court vacancy. As any reporter would quickly discover, she is not regarded by her colleagues or the bar as among the leading lights of the federal district court in D.C. And, no, that’s not just because she hasn’t been on that court for very long.

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