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Ketanji Brown Jackson officially becomes the first black woman in the Supreme Court

Washington — Ketangi Brown Jacksonswears as Supreme Court quasi-justice In the courtroom on Thursday, she officially occupied her position in history as the first black woman to serve in the highest court in the country.

"We are here today to enforce our pledge to Judge Ketangi Brown Jackson to be a Deputy Judge of the U.S. Supreme Court," Judge John Roberts said at the ceremony. I mentioned at the beginning of. By acknowledging her vow, Jackson can start her work "without delay".

At a short ceremony in the Supreme Court broadcast live, Jackson first took a constitutional pledge controlled by Roberts and then judicially controlled by now retired Judge Stephen Breyer. I took a pledge. Breyer's retirement from the High Court officially took place at noon on Thursday, paving the way for his former secretary, Jackson, to fill his seat.

"We are pleased to welcome Judge Jackson on behalf of all members of the court to our common calling with the court," Roberts said when the applause took place. rice field.

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Judge Ketangi Brown Jackson swore on Thursday, June 30, 2022 as Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court. Supreme Court

Breyerannounced plans to resign at the end of his term in JanuaryPresident Byden Gave him the first opportunity in the High Court. Jackson's additiondoes not change the ideological composition of the court, which is firmly dominated by the conservative majority of six justices.

Jackson, a judge in the Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, was confirmed by the Senatein a bipartisan vote in April.  

Three Republican Senators eventually joined all 50 Democrats and voted to approve Jackson's nomination, but some GOP Senators Her confirmation hearing was controversial because she portrayed her as a criminal activist judge. Who will legislate from the bench.

As judges in the Federal Court of Justice, their criticisms aimed at Jackson's record of child pornography are the White House and Democratic Senate to strengthen bipartisan support for Jackson's nomination. Did not upset the efforts from the leaders of. The recent Supreme Court confirmation battle party polarization.

In a letter on Wednesday, Breyer told Mr. Byden that his retirement would take effect Thursday noon in line with Jackson's vow.