The United States Senate has officially confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first African American female to preside over the Nation’s highest court.
The senate voted 53-47 with three Republicans — Mitt Rommey (Utah), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) joined Democrats in approving of Joe Biden’s pick to the Supreme Court.
Jackson will replace Stephen Breyer who is set to retire from the bench in October, which means the outlook of the Court will still slant conservative 6-3, with Chief Justice John Roberts who has a tendency to swing left from time to time.
Jackson’s assentation to the Bench is truly a historic one. According to USA Today, “Of the 115 justices in the Supreme Court’s 233 year history, 108 have been white men. Only five have been women, and three have been people of color.”
New Jersey senator Cory Booker, one of Jackson’s biggest supporters was effusive in his praise of the confirmation.
Let us rejoice! Ketanji Brown Jackson will be America’s next Supreme Court Justice. pic.twitter.com/H1HKHbkn1n— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) April 7, 2022