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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, replacing Stephen Breyer

Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday as the first-ever black woman sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the Supreme Court becomes effective at noon after his nearly 28 years of service there. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson for the Supreme Court after […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire Thursday, to be replaced by Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told President Joe Biden that he will officially retire at noon Thursday, and then immediately help swear in his successor Ketanji Brown Jackson hours after the court is set to release the last two rulings of its current term. Breyer’s letter to Biden was expected, as the 83-year-old justice said […]

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Tarrant County judge candidates inspired after Ketanji Brown Jackson becomes first Black woman to be confirmed to Supreme Court

“There is not enough words to explain what’s going through my emotions, my body right now,” said Marq Clayton. TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — Marq Clayton has been inspired beyond her wildest dreams as she campaigns to become a Tarrant County judge. She has a new role model — whom she has not met but is […]

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‘We’ve made it’: Emotional Ketanji Brown Jackson, first Black woman to join Supreme Court, touts confirmation as a mark of progress

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman confirmed to the Supreme Court, on Friday touted her rise to the top U.S. court as a step toward the country realizing its ideals. “It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of […]

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Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman to serve as a justice

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the 116th justice — and the first Black woman — to serve on the top U.S. court. The 53-47 final vote tally showed bipartisan support for Jackson, with three Republicans joining all Democrats to elevate the 51-year-old federal judge to […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed for US Supreme Court seat

The US Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson for a seat on the Supreme Court, making her the first black female justice to join America’s highest court in a big win for President Joe Biden, who championed her nomination. The final vote in the upper chamber of Congress to seal Jackson’s confirmation occurred on Thursday […]

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she will vote for Biden Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson, giving her likely confirmation bipartisan support

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Bidens nominee for Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, meets with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in her office on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Bill Clark | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Republican Sen. Susan Collins said she will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to join the U.S. Supreme […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, Supreme Court nominee keeps calm under pressure

It was around the 20th hour of intense questioning by the US Senate judiciary committee that the voice of Ketanji Brown Jackson, Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, finally broke. The appeals court judge, who is on the cusp of becoming the first black woman to sit on America’s highest court, slid a tissue under her […]

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Sen. Joe Manchin will vote for Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson, boosting her confirmation chances

Chairman Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on pending nominations in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday that he will vote for Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the next Supreme Court justice, all […]

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Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings just ended — here’s what happens next

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings concluded Thursday, bringing her one big step closer to becoming the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s top court. Jackson, a 51-year-old federal judge and President Joe Biden’s first Supreme Court pick, will likely have to wait at least two weeks before the Senate votes […]