Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson takes her constitutional oath of office as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court administered by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jackson’s husband Patrick Jackson holds the Bible in a handout image provided by the U.S. Supreme Court from ceremonies held at the Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2022. Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States/Handout via Reuters EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL OR ADVERTISING SALES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.


An historic day in Washington as Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in as the first Black Woman Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The previous 115 were all men.

Jackson was nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year after Justice Steven Breyer announced he would step down. The court balance remains the same with six justices generally siding with conservatives and three justices, including Brown Jackson, expected to generally align with the liberals.