Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Jackson will be the first African American woman on the court after a historic vote.

   On Thursday, April 7th, Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to be the first Black woman voted onto the Supreme Court. The vote was 53-47, with three Republicans voting in favor of her confirmation. Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, says, “In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, never, never has a Black woman held the title of Justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first and I believe the first of more to come.” This also marks a promise fulfilled for President Biden, who said he was committed to nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court during his campaign. Jackson has served in the past on the District Court, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and U.S. Court of Appeals before her Supreme Court nomination.