Amy B. Jackson
|Amy B. Jackson|
|United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
|Appointed by:||Barack Obama|
|Preceded by:||Gladys Kessler|
|Law School:||Harvard Law '79|
Amy Berman Jackson is a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She joined the court in 2011 after being nominated by Barack Obama. Prior to joining the court, Jackson was a partner with the firm Trout Cacheris, PLLC, in Washington, D.C.
Early life and education
- 2000-2011: Partner, Trout Cacheris, PLLC
- 1986-1994: Associate and Partner, Venable, Baetjer, Howard and Civiletti
- 1980-1986: Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
- 1979-1980: Law clerk to Harrison L. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
District of Columbia
|Candidate:||Amy Berman Jackson|
|Court:||United States District Court for the District of Columbia|
|Progress:||Confirmed 273 days after nomination.|
|ABA Rating:||Well Qualified|
Jackson was nominated for the federal bench by President Barack Obama. Announcing three appointments on the same day, Obama said collectively, "These distinguished individuals have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public service throughout their careers. I am grateful for their decision to serve the American people from the District Court bench." Jackson was nominated to fill the seat vacated by Gladys Kessler.
The American Bar Association unanimously rated her "Well Qualified." Jackson's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was on September 15, 2010 and you can find her hearing transcript here. She was moved out of committee on a voice vote on December 1, 2010 and awaited confirmation by the full Senate.
Jackson's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. Jackson's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 17, 2011 by a Senate vote of 97-0.
Awards and associations
- 2010: Included in list of Superlawyers in Washington, D.C.
- 2010: Included in Top Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine
- 1985 and 1986: Special Achievement Awards, Department of Justice
- 2001-2003: Board Member, District of Columbia Spring Valley Restoration Advisory Board
- 2001-2003: Board of Directors, Hebrew Day Institute
- 1986-1989: Board of Directors, D.C. Rape Crisis Center
FOIA request case (2013)United States District Court for the District of Columbia (ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, No. 12-1441-ABJ)
On July 9, 2013, Judge Jackson ordered the Department of Justice to release articles requested by the Electronic Frontier Foundation by way of the FOIA. The Department of Justice filed an extension to produce the requested articles that expired on August 21, 2013.
- The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, "President Obama Names Three to United States District Court," June 17, 2010
- United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees
- White House Press Release "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate," June 17, 2010
- Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, September 15, 2010
- Results of Executive Business Meeting, December 1, 2010
- Senate Judiciary Committee, District Court Nominees (dead link)
- 112th Congress Confirmations
- UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, "ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE," August 12, 2013
|Vacancy Count by Congress|
|Vacancy Count by Year||Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2009 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2010 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2011 • Federal Vacancy Warning System: 2012|