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Senate confirms Jackson as first Black, female Supreme Court justice PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 April 2022 17:02

ketanji-brown-jackson-fbJackson needs to be sworn in before she’s officially a justice on the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer, whom she is succeeding, has said he will step down over the summer.

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate made history on Thursday confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, handing President Biden a significant win.

Jackson’s ascension to the country’s highest court breaks multiple barriers: She will be the court’s first female, Black justice and its first former public defender.

Senators voted 53-47 on Jackson’s confirmation. GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Mitt Romney (Utah) bucked their party and voted to confirm her.

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