Black History, August 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson, First Black Woman on The United States Supreme Court
By Pastor Roger Mills, AM Publisher / 8-1-2022
Justice Stephen G. Breyer (Retired) administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the West Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. Dr. Patrick Jackson holds the Bible. Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.
On February 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, filling the vacancy created by Justice Stephen Breyer’s upcoming retirement.
On March 21, 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing began on Capitol Hill.
On April 7, 2022, at 2:17 p.m., the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Supreme Court Justice with a 53-47 bipartisan vote.
The historical confirmation vote was presided over by the first Black woman Vice-President Kamala Harris, who is the President of The Senate.
On June 30, 2022, at 12:05 p.m., Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath, and at 12:07 p.m., retiring Justice Stephen Breyer administered the Judicial Oath followed by a handshake.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is now Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.