Biden Announces Judicial Candidates: Jackson, Griggsby, and Pan
Judge and ALI Council member Ketanji Brown Jackson during an ALI Council meeting.
President Biden today announced his intent to nominate 10 individuals to serve as Federal Circuit and District Court judges, and one individual to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the District of Columbia.
“This trailblazing slate of nominees draws from the very best and brightest minds of the American legal profession,” said President Biden. “Each is deeply qualified and prepared to deliver justice faithfully under our Constitution and impartially to the American people — and together they represent the broad diversity of background, experience, and perspective that makes our nation strong.”
The list of nominations includes the following ALI members:
Ketanji Brown Jackson: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Lydia Griggsby: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Florence Y. Pan: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Ketanji Brown Jackson has served on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since 2013. Prior to joining the federal bench, Judge Jackson served as a Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission beginning in 2010. She has been a member of The American Law Institute since 2012 and was elected to the ALI Council in 2016.
Lydia Griggsby has served as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims since 2014. Prior to her appointment, Judge Griggsby was Chief Counsel for Privacy and Information Policy and Privacy Counsel for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that, she was a counsel on the Senate Select Committee on Ethics from 2004 to 2005. She has been a member of The American Law Institute since 2020.
Florence Y. Pan has served as an Associate Judge on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia since 2009. Prior to joining the court, from 1999 to 2009, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she also served as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division from 2007 to 2009. From 1998 to 1999, she worked at the United States Department of Treasury, first as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets in 1998 and then as a Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance in 1999. She was elected to The American Law Institute in 2013.
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