Yassus! It’s official. According to CNN, after weeks of rigorous confirmation hearings, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the 116th judge of the Supreme Court and the first black woman to sit on its bench. The Senate voted 53-46 to confirm the historic nomination of Judge Brown Jackson in the US Supreme Court. Of the 115 former judges, 110 were white men, two were black men, four were white women and one was a Latina woman.
It was a powerful moment to see Judge Brown Jackson get a round of applause on the Senate floor after Vice President Kamala Harris announced his confirmation. While many members, mainly Democrats, cheered, some men did not share the same sentiment and left the chamber. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. In a speech before the vote, she said, “In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, never, ever has a black woman been the title of justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first, and I believe will be the first.”
The report said Judge Brown Jackson met with President Biden in the Roosevelt Room to witness the historic confirmation. Vice-President Harris also spoke of today’s victory, saying, “This is a wonderful day, and I think it’s a very important statement to make today about who we are as a nation. So let us all, I think, rejoice. “While it is exciting for Judge Brown Jackson to take his role, he will not swear.
CNN also said he would be sworn in this summer after Justice Stephen Breyer retired. Roommates, we will keep you updated with the judge Brown Jackson! Congratulations!
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