A Jamaican-born American judge, Tanya Sue Chutkan, is set to preside over the latest case against former United States President Donald Trump.

Trump was indicted on Tuesday for a third time for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Born in Kingston in July 1962, Chutkan pursued her education at George Washington University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Chutkan was also a dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, NDTC.

She later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1987.

Justice Chutkan also served as a trial attorney and supervisor of public defender service for the District of Columbia.

She later became a partner at the renowned law firm Boies, Schiller, and Fletcher.

On November 9, 2021, Chutkan denied former President Trump’s plea to keep records from being released to the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The D.C. Circuit affirmed that decision, and the U.S. Supreme Court declined review.