Washington— Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson takes office Thursday as Associate Judge of the Supreme Court The court said Wednesday at noon when Judge Stephen Breyer's retirement was officially announced. She will be the first black woman to serve in the High Court.
Jackson will be sworn in by the Supreme Court at the ceremony on Thursday, the court said. Judge John Roberts makes a constitutional oath and Breyer takes a judicial oath. Jackson, a judge in the Federal Court of Appeals in Washington and a retired judge, was confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote in April.
Breyer, 83, wrote to President Biden in a letter , his retirement came into effect Thursday noon and was in court for nearly 28 years. Ended his tenure.
Breyer leaves the Supreme Court at the end of a period when there is no shortage of blockbuster cases. Most importantly, Friday'sdismissed the Roe v. Wade case, and the judgmentexpanded gun rights for the first time in 10 years. } and in favor ofofreligious rights.
The court will announce the remaining two opinions. It is a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and to the Biden administration's attempt to end the so-called "remaining". "In Mexico" Policy — Thursday morning and summer vacation.
"It is my great honor to participate as a judge in our efforts to maintain the constitution and the rule of law," Biden said in a letter Wednesday. Told to.
Breyer, appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Bill Clinton in 1994, resigns in January at the end of his term. Announce the plan and give Mr. Biden the opportunity to appoint him to his first High Court. Presidentannounced Jacksonas his candidate in late February, and the Senatenominated her within two months. Approved.
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