Ketanji Brown Jackson | Makes history as first Black woman confirmed to US supreme court |
Jackson confirmed 53 votes to 47, and will become first Black woman to serve in court’s more than 200-year history
At 51, Jackson is young enough to serve on the court for decades.
she will effectively leave the current 6 to 3 conservative dominance of the court unchanged.
Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court
The vote also marks a major milestone for the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary
14 September 1970 (age 51 years), Washington, D.C., United States
Vice Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission (2010–2014)
Judge of the
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
On July 23, 2009, Barack Obama nominated Jackson to become vice chair of the United States Sentencing Commission.
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Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Harvard Law School, Harvard University