Yasss! It’s a fact. According to CNN, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the Supreme Court’s 116th justice and the first black woman to sit on its bench.
She was confirmed following weeks of difficult confirmation hearings. The Senate confirmed Judge Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 53-47.
There were 110 white men, two black men, four white women, and one Latina woman among the 115 justices who had previously served.
There was thunderous applause from the Senate floor after Vice President Kamala Harris announced Judge Brown Jackson’s confirmation.
Although many members, primarily on the Democrat side, applauded, a few men disagreed and exited the chamber.
In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, “never, never has a black woman held the title of justice,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a speech before the vote. Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first, and I believe it will be the first of many. “
According to reports, Judge Brown Jackson sat in the Roosevelt Room with President Biden to watch the historic confirmation.
“It’s an exceptional day, and I believe it’s a really important message today about who we are as a nation that we put Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on the highest court of our land,” Vice President Harris said of today’s victory. So, I believe we should all rejoice.
While Judge Brown Jackson’s appointment is fantastic, she will not be sworn in right away.
She will be sworn in after Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer, according to CNN. We will continue to keep you informed about Judge Brown Jackson’s roommates! Congrats!