The ceremony at the court Thursday fulfills President
Jackson, 51, takes the seat left by Justice
“It has taken 132 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States,” Jackson said at the White House in April, after her 53-47 confirmation by the Senate. “But we’ve made it.”
The fourth new justice in the last five years, Jackson is a Harvard Law School graduate and former public defender who served as a federal trial judge for several years before Biden appointed her in 2021 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The influential appeals court is widely seen as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court.
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