It’s official! History was made today (Thursday, April 11) as the United States Senate voted 53 to 47 to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
She is now the first Black woman to be elevated to the United States Supreme Court. Brown-Jackson has now been added as the 116th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. While this marks a significant milestone in the Black community it is also one of significance for the federal judiciary and the Supreme Court.
Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson? The 51-year-old Washington D.C native is a former Vice Chairman of the United States Sentencing Commission. She has performed as a jurist in the past and as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit. Brown Jackson is also a Harvard Law School and Harvard University graduate.