The Senate yesterday (Thursday) confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United State of America. This will thus ensure she becomes the first black woman to serve as a justice on the US high court with a final bi-partisan confirmation vote of 53-47. Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to serve
The Senate yesterday (Thursday) confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United State of America. This will thus ensure she becomes the first black woman to serve as a justice on the US high court with a final bi-partisan confirmation vote of 53-47.
Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to serve on the Supreme Court.
Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the Supreme Court (Thursday) 7th of April 2022 with a final vote of 53-47, making her the 116th justice to be confirmed to the Supreme court by the Senate. “This is a great moment for Judge Jackson, but it is a greater moment for America as we rise to a more perfect union,” Senator Chuck Schumer quipped.
Ketanji Brown Jackson will be taking over from Justice Stephen Breyer, a 83-year-old and the most senior member of the court. Justice Stephen Breyer will be retiring from the court by summer. She was confirmed to the bench in 1994.
Ketanji Brown Jackson, a nominee of President Joe Biden, was fully supported by all Democrats and also three Republicans, in persons of senators Mitt Romney of Utah, Lia Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. The senate confirmation thus gives support to Jackson to become the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
According to President Joe Biden, “Judge Jackson’s confirmation was a historic moment for our nation. We’ve taken another step toward making our highest court reflect the diversity of America. She will be an incredible Justice, and I was honored to share this moment with her.”
51-year-old Ketanji Brown Jackson is currently serving on the U.S court of appeals for the DCC circuit, Jackson will take office at the end of the court’s current term. She is expected to be sworn into office on the 3rd of October 2022.
Five women have been appointed to the US Supreme Court bench. This include, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Amy Coney Barrett and no black woman have ever been appointed aside from Jackson who just broke the record.
Ketanji Brown Jackson will thus become the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court as a public defender. Democrats rallied round her confirmation believing she is capable to serve the Supreme Court as she will bring in fresh perspective to the court.
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