Ketanji Brown Jackson

Ketanji Brown Jackson Appointed to the Supreme Court

“In my family, it took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States.”


U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson poses for a photo by a display in the Ground Floor Corridor featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, part of a Black History Month exhibit at the White House in partnership with the Smithsonian, Friday, February 25, 2022. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

History was made on April 7, 2022 when Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the new US Supreme Court Justice. Her breadth and depth of legal experience sets her up to be an exceptional addition to the Supreme Court. She faced staunch disprespect and had her many accomplishments challenged during hearings leading up to her confirmation, yet she did not waver. Her strength, talent and drive for a fair and just legal system make her an incredible role model as the first Black woman on the Court, and we look forward to watching her star rise.

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