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Capitol Heel👠 Brief #6: Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes Herstory

A historic day is upon us-Ketanji brown Jackson will be the first black woman on the supreme court
A historic day is upon us-Ketanji brown Jackson will be the first black woman on the supreme court

A new day has dawned as Ketanji Brown Jackson is POTUS Joe Biden’s choice for Supreme Court. Judge Jackson will make history as the first black woman to serve as a justice. She will be the 116th Supreme Court Justice; among the first 115 were 108 white men, 2 black men and 5 women, one of whom was Latino. It has been said that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination will likely set into motion a confirmation battle between an evenly divided senate. No surprise there, I guess. Though her confirmation would not change the court’s ideological balance (Republican appointed conservatives will retain a 6-3 majority) – it will achieve a first: all 3 justices appointed by Democratic presidents would be women. What a way to end February and Black History Month.

Ketanji Brown Jackson being sworn into the D.C. circuit court by Justice Breyer
Ketanji Brown Jackson, in her 4 inch heels, being sworn into the DC Circuit bench by Justice Breyer, whom she used to clerk for and whose spot on the supreme court she will, hopefully, soon take. Photo by: Diego M. Radzinschi/The National Law Journal/ALM Media

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