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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          July 23, 2009

President Obama Nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Sentencing Commission

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to be a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
"Ms. Jackson has established herself as both a top-flight attorney and a dedicated public servant," President Obama said.  "I am grateful for her willingness to serve and confident that she will be an unwavering voice for justice and fairness on the Sentencing Commission."
Ketanji Brown Jackson, Nominee for Member of U.S. Sentencing Commission
Ketanji Brown Jackson, 38, is Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster, LLP in Washington, D.C., where she has worked since 2007.  From 2005 to 2007, she was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the District of Columbia.  From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Jackson served as Assistant Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.  From 1998 to 1999 and 2000 to 2003, Ms. Jackson was in private practice.  Ms. Jackson served as law clerk to the Honorable Patti B. Saris (U.S. District Court of Massachusetts), the Honorable Bruce M. Selya (U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit), and the Honorable Stephen G. Breyer (U.S. Supreme Court). 
Ms. Jackson graduated from Harvard College (1992) and Harvard Law School (1996). 

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