SCOTUS Career Pathways
Comparing the careers of the sitting Justices with Judge Brown's
I found this graphic from WaPo (How Ketanji Brown Jackson’s
path to the Supreme Court differs from the current justices) to be of interest:
The strength of the Ivy League continues (as does Court of Appeals experience), but as has been widely noted, her work as a public defender is unique (and will add, if confirmed, a needed perspective in my view–likewise the US Sentencing Commission). I was mildly surprised at the general lack of district court experience of the other sitting Justices.