By Jimmy Hoover (February 25, 2022, 10:54 AM EST) — D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, spent eight years as a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C., where she handled high-profile showdowns between Congress and the White House, major rulemaking challenges and the notorious “Pizzagate” case.
A former clerk to outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer, Judge Jackson was first appointed to D.C.’s federal district court by President Barack Obama in 2013 and spent the better part of a decade handling a wide variety of criminal and civil cases in the nation’s capital.
She was elevated to the D.C. Circuit last summer and has authored only…