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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
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   8/2/2011 - Current
Past post:   Colorado First Judicial District
Past chief:   2003 - 2011
Past term:   1998 - 2011
Personal History
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 joined the court in 2011 after an appointment from Barack Obama.[1] Prior to appointment, Jackson was the Chief Judge for the Colorado First Judicial District Court.[2]

Federal judgeship nomination

On September 29, 2010, President Obama nominated Jackson to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. [3]

Jackson received a unanimous rating of "Well Qualified" from the American Bar Association. [4]

Nomination returned to President

Jackson's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th congress.

Nomination resubmitted

President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011.

Judicial committee hearing

Committee Questionnaire Available Here

Jackson's hearing was held on April 13, 2011. He was reported by the committee with unanimous approval on May 12, 2011.


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

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. [5]

Personal life

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. [5]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

Judicial philosophy

See also

External links