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Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court



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Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday, becoming the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jackson has become the court’s 116th justice, taking the place of Justice Stephen Breyer. Jackson served as a federal judge since 2013.

“Her historic swearing-in today represents a profound step forward for our nation, for all the young, Black girls who now see themselves reflected on our highest court, and for all of us as Americans,” said President Joe Biden.

Jackson was nominated by Biden in February, a month after Breyer announced his retirement. She was confirmed by The Senate in April with a 53-47 vote which was mostly along party lines.


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