2021 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The D.C. Circuit is frequently called the nation’s second-most powerful court due to its unique jurisdiction that includes review of regulatory agency actions, such as those of the Environmental Protection Agency. Jackson was previously appointed by President Obama to serve as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which she did for eight years immediately preceding her elevation to the D.C. Circuit. President Obama also appointed her to serve as vice chair of the United States Sentencing Commission. During her time in that role, the commission took concrete action to reduce mass incarceration and ameliorate longstanding racist sentencing disparities related to the war on drugs. As a district judge, Jackson issued rulings in favor of disability rights, labor rights, immigrants’ rights, and a congressional subpoena related to the first impeachment investigation of President Trump. On June 14, the Senate confirmed Jackson to serve as judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by a vote of 53-44 (Senate roll call vote 231). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.