Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Officially Becomes The First Black Woman To Be Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice 

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Officially Becomes The First Black Woman To Be Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice 

Congrats are in order to Ketanji Brown Jackson, who just made history by becoming the first Black woman to be sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice.

The brief ceremony took place Thursday. At the beginning of the ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts said:

“We’re here today to administer the oaths of office to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson; To become an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

According to CBS News, she replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation became effective at noon, after serving on the court for 28 years.

He was also present during the ceremony and administered the judicial oath and said, “On behalf of all of the members of the court, I am pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling.”

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Speaks Out After Swearing In

After the swearing-in ceremony, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke out in a statement and said,

“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, so help me God. I am truly grateful to be part of the promise of our great Nation. I extend my sincerest thanks to all of my new colleagues for their warm and gracious welcome.” She continued, “I am also especially grateful for the time and attention given to me by the Chief Justice and by Justice Breyer. Justice Breyer has been a personal friend and mentor of mine for the past two decades, in addition to being part of today’s official act. In the wake of his exemplary service, with the support of my family and friends, and ever mindful of the duty to promote the Rule of Law, I am well-positioned to serve the American people.”

 

As previously reported, President Biden nominated Kentanji to serve on the Supreme Court back in February, at the time he said:

 

Congrats to Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on this historical moment.

 

 

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