UPDATE: History has been made by another Black queen! The Senate has confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Supreme Court Justice in a historic 53-47 vote.

Watch the historic moment below.

Congratulations Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Read the original post below.


President Joe Biden is nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116 Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 

The White House announced the historic nomination on Friday, February 25.

President Biden tweeted: 

I’m proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court.

Currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she is one of our nation’s brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice.

See the original tweet below:

Here’s the scoop on Judge Jackson’s experience:

Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Judge Jackson was one of President Biden’s first judicial nominees. She was confirmed with bipartisan support to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 2021.

Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

President Obama nominated Judge Jackson to be a district court judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2012. She was confirmed with bipartisan support in 2013.

Vice Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission

President Obama nominated Judge Jackson to serve as the Vice Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 2009, and she was confirmed with bipartisan support in 2010. Prior to serving as a judge, Judge Jackson followed in the footsteps of her mentor Justice Breyer by working on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

The Commission, which President Biden fought to create as a member of the U.S. Senate, is bipartisan by design.

Her work there focused on reducing unwarranted sentencing disparities and ensuring that federal sentences were just and proportionate.

Public Defender

Judge Jackson represented defendants who did not have the means to pay for a lawyer. She would be the first former federal public defender to serve on the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Clerk

Judge Jackson served as Justice Breyer’s law clerk, and learned up close how important it is for a Supreme Court Justice to build consensus and speak to a mainstream understanding of the Constitution.

Perspective on the Legal System

Because of her diverse and broad public service, Judge Jackson has a unique appreciation of how critical it is for the justice system to be fair and impartial.

With multiple law enforcement officials in her family, she also has a personal understanding of the stakes of the legal system.

After serving in the U.S. Army and being deployed to Iraq and Egypt, Jackson’s brother served as a police officer in Baltimore and two of her uncles were police officers in Miami.

My Forever POTUS Barack Obama took to social media to publicly congratulate Judge Jackson on her nomination.

I want to congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her nomination to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson has already inspired young Black women like my daughters to set their sights higher, and her confirmation will help them believe they can be anything they want to be.

See his original tweet below.

Now that President Biden has named his nominee, the President will seek the Senate’s consent to confirm Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court.

Congratulations to Judge Jackson.

Source: The White House