Breaking: Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History

United States Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

( – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

With her hand on a bible held by her husband, Justice Jackson, who will now replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts just moments after the court ended its term and began its summer recess.

The court will return to official sessions on the first Monday in October. Jackson’s ascendance to the highest court in the United States of America fulfilled President Joe Biden’s controversial pledge during his campaign that he would appoint the first Black woman to the court.

The United States Senate confirmed Jackson with a 53-47 vote in April.

As Politico noted following the ceremony: “The newest associate justice assumes her role in the wake of a string of high-profile, controversial decisions issued by the court, including one ruling that dismantled federal abortion rights and another that struck down a New York law that limited carrying firearms outside the home. Jackson’s placement on the court will have no impact on its ideological tilt. Justices appointed by Republican president still outnumber their Democrat-appointed colleagues by a 6-3 margin.”