Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes History As 1st Black Woman On Supreme Court

In a historic vote, the Senate approved the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 53-47

The Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court on Thursday by a vote of 53-47. The historic confirmation will make Jackson the first Black woman to serve on the high court.

All Democrats voted for Jackson as well as three Republicans – Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah.

Jackson will be only the third Black justice in the court’s 233-year history.

Once she is seated on the court, it will be the first time two Black American justices will serve on the bench at the same time.

Additionally, it will be the first time four women serve simultaneously.

Jackson will be sworn in after Associate Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer.