Human Interest

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson meets with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in his office on Capitol Hill, on April 05, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Jackson's confirmation vote in the Senate is expected later this week.

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court Justice Thursday (June 30) making her the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

Jackson who was previously a public defender and federal appeals court judge, was sworn in shortly after Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement became official per NBC. Breyer administered the judicial oath for Jackson while Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath.

Jackson's nomination was confirmed by the Senate in a 53-47 vote back in April.