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Miami Palmetto Senior High grad, Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

MIAMI – History was made Thursday when Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jackson, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High, is the primary Black girl to serve on the Supreme Court.

She changed Justice Stephen Breyer, who formally retired Thursday.

During her swearing-in ceremony, Jackson recited two oaths required of Supreme Court justices, one administered by Breyer and the opposite by Chief Justice John Roberts.

She joins three girls, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Amy Coney Barrett – the primary time 4 girls will serve collectively on the nine-member courtroom.

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson launched the next assertion on the historic swearing-in:

“Today is a proud day for Miami and the nation as we witness the historic swearing in of the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. As a product of the Miami-Dade public school system and our very own community, Justice Brown Jackson shines as a bright example that there is no limit to what Black girls and boys can achieve.

“Over the previous few weeks, we have now seen the unconventional and more and more partisan choices handed down by the Supreme Court that undermine the elemental rights of thousands and thousands. I belief that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will serve our nation and lend her knowledge, perspective, and judgement as we work to revive individuals’s confidence in the Court and encourage her colleagues on the bench in direction of purpose and compassion to guard the long-held constitutional rights of all Americans.”

President Joe Biden nominated Jackson in February, a month after Breyer, 83, introduced he would retire on the finish of the courtroom’s time period, assuming his successor had been confirmed.

The Senate confirmed Jackson’s nomination in early April, by a 53-47 principally party-line vote that included assist from three Republicans.

She has been in a kind of judicial limbo ever since, remaining a choose on the federal appeals courtroom in Washington, D.C., however not listening to any instances.

Biden elevated her to that courtroom from the district judgeship to which she was appointed by President Barack Obama.

Jackson will be capable of start work instantly, however the courtroom can have simply completed the majority of its work till the autumn, other than emergency appeals that sometimes come up.

That will give her time to settle in and familiarize herself with the roughly two dozen instances the courtroom already has agreed to listen to beginning in October as properly as a whole bunch of appeals that can pile up over the summer time.

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