Ketanji’s Hubby Nominated to D.C. Commission w/ Power Suspend or Retire Judges


(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) Dr. Patrick Jackson, the husband of leftist Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, has been nominated to the influential D.C. Judicial Disabilities and Tenure Commission, a revelation made public by attorney Mark Paoletta on Monday. 

This nomination, however, has not come without its fair share of controversy, as allegations have surfaced that Dr. Jackson failed to disclose payments for his appearances as an expert witness before the court, opening concerns about conflicts of interest.

Paoletta raised concerns about the potential implications of Dr. Jackson’s appointment, noting that he could soon possess the authority to “retire or remove judges” within the D.C. court system.  

This role would also involve oversight of judges whose opinions may find their way to the Supreme Court, where Justice Brown Jackson holds a life appointment.

Perhaps the most startling aspect of the controversy revolves around Dr. Jackson’s alleged conflicts of interest.

Paoletta, in a Twitter thread, pointed out, “Dr. Jackson has provided expert testimony for clients in litigation, perhaps in DC Court system, but he failed to mention this work in hearing with DC Council when asked if he would have any conflict of interest. He only disclosed he was a Dr. at Georgetown Univ. Hospital.” 

Financial disclosure forms submitted by Justice Jackson indicate that her husband received payment for “expert witness fees.”

Paoletta highlighted a previous disclosure in 2022 where Dr. Jackson reported fees for “consulting on medical malpractice cases” but failed to specify the years involved, as reportedly required by law. 

Documents submitted to Phil Mendelson, the chairman of the D.C. Council who appointed Dr. Jackson, reportedly lack information regarding his payments for expert witness testimony.  

During an appointment hearing on Nov. 1, Dr. Jackson asserted that there was no conflict of interest in his appointment, stating, “I can’t think of a conflict I would have in this process. Not being a lawyer I would never have a firm that would be represented in front of a judge that was being discussed in front of the commission.”