Jackson sworn in as first black female justice on 'fractured' Supreme Court

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2022
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer retired on Thursday, paving way for his successor, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to be sworn in as the 116th justice on the high court and the first black woman to sit on the nine-member bench.

Jackson, 51, received two oaths during a ceremony in the West Conference Room, the first with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the Constitutional Oath, followed by Breyer, 83, administering the Judicial Oath.

"I'm pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling," Roberts said.

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