CNN: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s path to the Supreme Court

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Ariane de Vogue

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on February 25, 2022.

But Nan Aron, a veteran of judicial confirmation battles who now serves as a distinguished lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center, said that Biden — in looking at Jackson’s life story — followed a path of his predecessors and would-be nominees.

“In announcing a candidate, presidents like not only to emphasize analytical abilities, but they want to draw a portrait of where the candidate has come from — her experiences in life, family and relationships with peers,” Aron said.

“It’s important that any candidate for the Supreme Court understands how the law affects everyday Americans and one’s life experiences gives a hint or provides a roadmap,” she added.

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