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Ketanji Brown Jackson Nominated for Supreme Court

February 28, 2022

President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge on the federal court of appeals, for the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday.

She is expected to be confirmed and would not change the court’s ideological makeup. Jackson is assumed to be a supporter of affirmative action, but The Washington Post noted that she declined to state her views on affirmative action when she was running for a seat on the Harvard University Board of Overseers.

All the other candidates on her slate, who like Jackson were nominated by the university, endorsed Harvard’s affirmative action policies in a survey. She declined to answer, saying she was a judge and might be called on to vote on the matter. (She won.)

If confirmed, she will.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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