Kentanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Woman on Supreme Court

Justice Jackson Swearing In

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice on Thursday, making history as the first Black woman to serve on the nation's highest court. Jackson replaces Justice Stephen Breyer. Breyer, 83, announced his plan to retire in January, after serving more than 27 years on the Supreme Court. Jackson's seat will not change the balance of the court.

"I am truly grateful to be part of the promise of our great nation," Justice Jackson said during a private oath ceremony. 

In the fall, SCOTUS is set to take up voting rights, affirmative action, gay rights, and election procedures, among other issues.

July 1, 2022 - 2:16pm

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