« Ohio Supreme Court makes its October monthly reservation for the state's death chamber | Main | "Deciding When To Decide: How Appellate Procedure Distributes the Costs of Legal Change" »

February 19, 2010

US Sentencing Commission finally gets its first new Obama appointee

As detailed in this official press release, the US Senate has finally confirmed President Obama long-ago-nominated new person to serve on the US Sentencing Commission. Here are the details from the press release, which includes background on the new Commissioner:

The United States Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as a member of the United States Sentencing Commission on February 11, 2010, and President Barack Obama designated her a vice chair on February 12, 2010.  President Obama nominated Ms. Jackson to serve on the Commission on July 23, 2009.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Commission,” said Chief Judge William K. Sessions III, chair of the Commission.  “Ms. Jackson brings with her many years of legal experience, and she will contribute significantly to the Commission’s work.”

Ms. Jackson currently is of counsel with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP in Washington, D.C.  From 2005-2007, Ms. Jackson served as an assistant federal public defender in the appeals division of the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Washington, D.C.  From 2003-2005, she was an assistant special counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission.  Prior to serving on the staff of the Commission, Ms. Jackson was an associate at The Feinberg Group, LLP (2002-2003); Goodwin Procter LLP (2000-2002); and Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, LLP (1998-1999).  Ms. Jackson also served as a law clerk to three federal judges, including Associate Justice Stephen Breyer (October Term 1999).

Ms. Jackson graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996 and magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1992.

Though President Obama has elevated Chief Judge Sessions into the USSC Chair position, the appointment of Vice Chair Jackson is the first new person to join the USSC in the Obama years.  And though it should not have taken the Senate more than half a year to confirm the well-qualified Ms. Jackson, she still arrives in time to help the US Sentencing Commission work through its dynamic and challenging agenda for the next few years.  I suspect and expect that Vice Chair Jackson will be an important new voice on the USSC as it works on a mandatory minimum report and important proposals to revise the guidelines with respect to alternatives to incarceration and the treatment of some offender characteristics.

February 19, 2010 at 02:39 PM | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference US Sentencing Commission finally gets its first new Obama appointee:


Perhaps, I am stereotyping. She likely exemplifies the lawyer term of art, dumbass. This a modern person with an IQ of 300. After 1L, the person emerges a mental cripple with beliefs in supernatural doctrines designed to promote lawyer rent seeking.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Feb 19, 2010 7:56:50 PM

This heartless, Ivy indoctrinated internal enemy will advocate loosing the vicious predator preying on poor neighborhoods.

A database should be started of all criminal collaborators. Once the public has had enough, these will be arrested, tried, and executed. Once the criminal has lost its protectors, like this horrible, left wing Ivy indoctrinated rent seeker, then the law can begin to clean up the nation of these predators.

The powerful, influential, Ivy treason indoctrination camps should be defunded, ending all government funding, removing their tax exemptions, initiating litigation to drain their endowment funds. This process should continue until they end their war against the nation.

The left wing lawyers are directly responsible for the 17,000 murders and millions of violent crimes each year, by their protection of and collaboration with the criminal and by their control of government. People like this horrible person are really enablers and promoters of mass murder, and should be put on trial for crimes against humanity.

Massive criminality is impossible without government forbearance, protection, and collaboration. As a bonus, getting rid of these lawyer traitors will allow the final eradication of the foreign terrorists, their financiers, their intellectuals, and their leaders. They now have full protection of left wing lawyer traitors, hobbling our military and intelligence services, seeking the destruction of our way of life and the success of the terrorist.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Feb 21, 2010 12:43:25 AM

Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB