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R. Brooke Jackson

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R. Brooke Jackson
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   8/2/2011 - Present
Preceded by:   Phillip Figa
Past post:   Colorado First Judicial District
Past chief:   2003 - 2011
Past term:   1998 - 2011
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Bozeman, MT
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth '69
Law School:   Harvard Law '72

Richard Brooke Jackson is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in September 2010.[1] Before being nominated, Jackson was the Chief Judge for the Colorado First Judicial District Court.[2]

Early life and education

Jackson received his A.B. degree from Dartmouth College in 1969 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1972.[3]

Professional career

Prior to joining the First Judicial District Court in 1998, Jackson worked in the private practice of law. In 2003, he was named chief judge of the Colorado First Judicial District.[3]

Judicial career

District of Colorado

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:R. Brooke Jackson
 Court:District of Colorado
 Progress:Confirmed 307 days after nomination.
ApprovedAABA Rating:Well Qualified

On September 29, 2010, President Obama nominated Jackson to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Obama commented on the nomination stating, "Throughout their careers these individuals have shown a dedication to justice. I am proud to nominate them to serve the American people from the district court bench."[4][5]

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 received a unanimous rating of "Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association. Jackson's hearing was held on April 13, 2011 and you can find his Committee Questionnaire available here and his Questions for the Record available here. He was reported by the committee with unanimous approval on May 12, 2011.[6]

Jackson's nomination was confirmed on August 2, 2011 by the United States Senate.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Phillip Figa
District of Colorado
Seat #1
Succeeded by:

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