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Nomination of Justice Jackson's husband to judicial commission prompts ethics concerns: Lawyer


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Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's husband has been nominated to a commission in Washington, D.C., which 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.

 

"CJDT has the authority to remove a judge for willful misconduct in office, for willful and persistent failure to perform judicial duties, and for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, or which brings the judicial office into disrepute," according to the commission's webpage. The full D.C. Council is scheduled to vote on Patrick Jackson's nomination on Nov. 21.:snip:

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