Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to her new position as a justice on the Supreme Court. This is history-making because Brown Jackson is the first woman of color, no more specifically, the first African American woman to take on this position.
Congratulations Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
In April, Justice Brown Jackson was tapped to serve on the highest court replacing Stephen Breyer who was nominated by former President Bill Clinton. Keep in mind Clinton was President in the 90s…, Beyer was nominated in 1994 and has been sitting on the job since then. The guy had a great run, he’s 83 years old.
Brown Jackson addressed the crowd on the South Lawn with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris by her side looking proud.
“It took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.” She stood in front of America and declared to do her best in her newly appointed role. “With a full heart, I accept the solemn responsibility of supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States and administering justice without fear or favor.”
Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Well Supported
The 51-year-old is joining the team at the perfect time some are saying. The recent Roe v. Wade overturning is not only frightening to women, it scary to see what can happen in the blink of an eye in a first-world country where people allegedly have rights.
Brown Jackson is the 116th Justice and possibly one of the most relevant ones and her colleagues are excited to see what she does. “I am glad for America,” shared Breyer who was one of the people who supported Brown Jackson’s appointment.
He went on to point out that “Ketanji will interpret the law wisely and fairly, helping that law to work better for the American people, whom it serves.”
Chief Justice John Roberts also vocally shared his support. “I am pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling.” Senate voted Brown Jackson into the new role with a 53-47 vote with a sprinkle of republican votes as well.
The Celebration hasn’t Stopped
Since being appointed in April Brown Jackson has been celebrating and putting an emphasis on how late America is with this decision. “It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. But we’ve made it!”
When Biden was elected President he promised to bring more people of color and women to higher levels of government. He began by bringing Harris along as his Vice President and he continues to place women in strategic roles in the government.
President Biden Making Strides?
While some, well, most are still skeptical of the President and how effective he will be over his team, there is no denying that he has made some changes to brag a tiny bit about. Since taking the Presidential seat, the US Supreme Court has four women on the bench, this is a first, unfortunately.
Brown Jackson will start her new job in a few months when the court’s summer break is over.