Jackson, a partner at Trout Cacheris and a former assistant U.S. attorney in the District, is the second nominee for the court to win Senate confirmation this week. Judge James “Jeb” Boasberg, previously a D.C. Superior Court judge, was confirmed on Monday.
The vote in favor of Jackson was 97-0, with little debate. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the Senate should have acted on the nomination last year.
Jackson, pictured above, is the fourth Obama appointee to Washington’s federal trial court. She’s been a partner at Trout Cacheris since 2000, and among the cases she worked on was the defense of former Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), whom a jury convicted on corruption charges in 2009. She was a partner at Venable in Washington from 1988 to 1995.
National Law Journal photo by Diego M. Radzinschi.