We binge-watched 14 hours of Ketanji Brown Jackson's speeches. Here's what we learned.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson: Supreme Court pick on ‘stress’ of Senate hearing

  • Jackson poised to become first Black woman on Supreme Court
  • Her maxims: Hard work, finding mentors, big breaks, tough skin against slights
  • Unusual legal career path included public defender work, cases involving accused terrorists

Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court, knows what it’s like to have her qualifications questioned.

She has an answer.

“I cannot recall a single time in my childhood in which I cared about the slights and misperceptions and underestimations that came my way,” Jackson said while accepting a Black Law Students Association award in 2020. “What I do remember is often thinking, ‘Hmm; well, I’ll show them.’”

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