Ketanji Brown Jackson has today, April 7th 2022, been confirmed US Supreme Court Justice making her the first black woman on America’s Supreme Court. Her confirmation was announced after three Republican senators joined the Democratic caucus in supporting her as Joe Biden’s nominee. This sealed her appointment by a vote of 53 to 47.
Ketanji Brown Jackson, aged 51, will replace Justice Stephen Breyer who intends to retire this summer at age 83, after serving as the most senior member of the court’s liberal bloc.
After several weeks of public testimony and probes by various senators, Mrs Jackson has secured bipartisan support to become Justice of the Supreme Court.
Her appointment was overseen by Vice President Kamala Harris, the first black woman to hold the office.
“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,” President Joe Biden has announced on his Twitter page. Her appointment fulfills his campaign promise to put a black woman on the highest court of the land.