Ketanji Brown Jackson Was Just Sworn In to the Supreme Court 

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn into the Supreme Court this afternoon, becoming the first Black woman justice in the court’s 232-year history. 

Jackson was nominated by President Joe Biden following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement earlier this year. She was confirmed by the Senate in April after her nomination in February, which fulfilled Biden’s campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Court. 

In a statement announcing her nomination, the White House applauded Jackson’s “exceptional credentials, unimpeachable character, and unwavering dedication to the rule of law.”

Her swearing in comes at a time when the Supreme Court is facing extreme scrutiny over a number of decisions handed down over the past week, including its vote to overturn and the legalization of concealed weapons nationwide. Just today, June 30, SCOTUS handed down a ruling which curbs the Environmental Protection Agency»s ability to regulate carbon emissions, inhibiting the White House’s efforts to fight climate change.


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