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Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

Confirmed with 53 votes, future Justice Jackson will take her seat when Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer!

Official portrait of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Photo from Wikimedia commons and author H2rty.

Ketanji Brown Jackson, born Ketanji Onyika Brown, September 14, 1970, is an American attorney and jurist who has served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021.

President Biden announced that Jackson is his nominee for associate justice of the Supreme Court. Now that her nomination has been confirmed, Ketanji will be the first African American woman, and the first former federal public defender, to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States—the nation’s highest court—in its 232-year history.

Additionally, her confirmation to the bench means for the first time in history that 4 of the 9 justices are women.

Read more at AP News.

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