Nomination Of Justice’s Husband To Judicial Commission Sparks Ethics Concerns

  • Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson‘s husband has been nominated to a commission in Washington, D.C., that has the power to remove judges in the district, prompting questions by a former Trump administration attorney about whether any conflicts of interest could arise.
  • Jackson’s husband, Dr. Patrick Jackson, has been practicing as a gastrointestinal surgeon at Georgetown University Hospital for the past 20 years and has been the chief of general surgery at the hospital for the past nine years.
  • But just under two years since President Joe Biden nominated his wife to the highest court, he was quietly nominated to the Washington, D.C., Judicial Disabilities and Tenure Commission, or CJDT, a role that would give him “authority” to remove judges in response to complaints.
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