Supreme Court Nominee Judge Jackson Endorsed by Big Republican Legal NamesJudge Jackson’s Republican supporters include retired judges Thomas R. Griffith and J. Michael Luttig and top conservative lawyer William Burck.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
“Judge Jackson has a demonstrated record of excellence, and I believe, based upon her work as a trial judge when I served on the Court of Appeals, that she will adjudicate based on the facts and the law and not as a partisan.”
Justice Thomas R. Griffith, a retired Bush appointee to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, wrote those words to Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-IO), of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as the month-long process to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court got underway.
Since then, Judge Jackson has been enthusiastically endorsed by other conservative legal luminaries, including retired Judge J. Michael Luttig, who called her “eminently qualified” and lawyer William Burck, who represented top Trump White House officials and clerked alongside Jackson at the Supreme Court.
These endorsements are just the latest example of the broad support Jackson has enjoyed from both Republicans and Democrats during her legal career.
Judge Jackson has been confirmed by the Senate with votes from both parties three times, including last year for her current seat on the Court of Appeals. Jackson’s supporters include organizations like the Fraternal Order of Police as well as Republican elected officials like former Speaker Paul Ryan and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.
Judge Jackson, who comes from a law enforcement family, has served as federal appellate judge, a federal district court judge, an attorney in private practice, and as a federal public defender. As a District Court Judge, Jackson wrote nearly 600 opinions. Once confirmed, she’d be just the second justice currently on the bench with trial court experience.