PoliticsFriday 09.30.22

Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Brown Jackson walk down the steps of the Supreme Court after her investiture ceremony.

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This Friday morning, Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson officially had her investiture ceremony. The investiture ceremony is a formality as the Justice had already been given the judicial oath at the end of June. However, during the short, closed door ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to Jackson before the Chief Justice then formally welcomed her to the court. The ceremony did not allow cameras but reporters inside reported that President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with her husband, Doug Emhoff, were in attendance.

Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson is the first black woman to ever sit on the Supreme Court. President Biden nominated Justice Jackson after Justice Breyer announced he was retiring from his 27 years on the Supreme Court in early January. Due to President Trump’s three Justice appointments, the Supreme Court sits with a conservative majority of 6 conservative justices and 3 liberal justices. The Supreme Court’s new term is slated to start this upcoming Monday.

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