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Ketanji Brown Jackson joins US Supreme Court as the first black woman on the bench

(CNN)Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as Associate Judge of the United States Supreme Court on Thursday at the National Supreme Court. The first black woman.

Jackson, 51,became the 116th member during the period of's scrutiny of recent rulings and the low confidence of the American people. I joined the court. In the Supreme Court.

"I sincerely accept the solemn responsibility of upholding, upholding, and enforcing justice without fear or benefit. Help God. Be part of a promise. Thank you very much for our great nation. "

In April, she was confirmed by the Senate to the High Court on 53-47. In a series of controversial hearings, Republicans tried to consider her vulnerable to her crimes, and Democrats praised her judiciary. record.

At a confirmation hearing, she vowed to be justice and impartial in deciding the law.

"I have been a judge for nearly 10 years and take my responsibilities and obligations seriously. I decide the case from a neutral standpoint. I evaluate the facts and I Consistent with my judicial oath, without fear or favor, interpret and apply the law to the facts of my previous case, "she said in heropening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As mentioned in 26}. "I know my role as a judge is limited. The Constitution only gives me the determination of properly presented cases and disputes. And my judicial role is , I know that I am further constrained by careful adherence to the precedent. "

Standing on the shoulders of the role model

September 14, 1970, Born in Washington, DC, Jackson grew up in Miami, attended high school, and participated in debate tournaments. Her love of debate led to her Harvard University, where she graduated with honors in 1992 and Harvard Law School in 1996 with honors. She also directed the editor of the Harvard Law Review.

After graduating from college, Harvard Law graduates will be responsible not only for Breyer, but also for Massachusetts Federal Judge Bruce M. Selyah and Massachusetts US Regional Judge Patty Salis. did. She also served as a Special Advisor to the US Sentence Commission from 2003 to 2005, then to Assistant Federal Public Attorney, and later Vice-Chairman and Member of the Commission. In 2013, she was certified as a U.S. District Judge under then-President Barack Obama, and then in 2021 as a Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia.

As a judgeIn Washington, DC-some of the most politically prosecuted proceedings have been filed-Jackson touched on Congress's ability to investigate the White House. He made a noteworthy decision. As a district court judge, she wrote a 2019 opinion siding with a member of the House who sought the testimony of then-White House adviser Don McGarn. Last year she was on a unanimous circuit panel that ordered the disclosure of certain Trump White House documents to the House January 6th Committee.

Former federal public advocate Jackson has been sitting in the US lower court for almost a decade. As a judge, some other notable cases in her record resulted in the 2018 Federal Employees' Union, which blocked some of the presidential orders issued by then-President Donald Trump. And non-citizens who may be subject to prompt removal procedures without her being able to appear in front of the judge.

Jackson gave more than 500 opinions in the eight years he spent in her district court.

At a Senate confirmation hearing,Republicans scrutinized Jackson's records and said they were too tolerant of the child pornography case, which Jackson and the Democrats forced back accusations. Insisted. At some point in the hearing, Jackson was visibly emotional when Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker talked about her path to nomination and her obstacles she had to overcome. I became a target and wiped my tears.

"My parents grew up in a country where black and white children weren't allowed to go to school together," a senator impressed her with her parents. After asking for values, Jackson told Booker. "They taught me hard work. They taught me patience. They taught me that anything is possible in this wonderful country."

After her confirmation to the
High Court, Jacksonmarked her historic nominationin a speech at the White House, where she celebrated the country's "hope and promise", "Every American can take great pride," she said.

"I'm on the shoulders of my role model, though never close to this kind of opportunity. Woke up every day and went to work believing in America's promises. Jackson showed others through their determination and, yes, their patience to be good and good in this wonderful country. "Jackson said. Quoting her late poet Maya Angelou, she continued. .. I am a slave's dream and hope.

She emphasizedher family and faith, stating that her life was "immeasurable blessed," and she married Patrick. She has met in college for 25 years and has two children, Leila and Talia.