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Ketanji Brown Jackson Was Confirmed As the US Supreme Court Justice

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On April 7, Jackson became the first Black woman in US history who the US Senate confirmed by a vote of 53-47.

The US Committee Chair Dick Durbin represented the new judge as “showing dignity, grace and poise and the nation saw the temperament of a good, strong person who is ready to serve on the highest court in law.”

At the US Supreme Court, Jackson is the 116th Justice and “the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.” She will also become a third Black judge after Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.

Kentaji Brown Jackson graduated from Harvard School of Law and started working as a clerk for Justice Steven Breyer, her predecessor. Then, Jackson served as a federal public defender and the Vice-Chair of the US Sentencing Commission. Also, Jackson was a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the US District Court for the DC Circuit for ten years in total.

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Article by Yevheniia Savchenko

Yevheniia Savchenko is a Legal Writer at Lawrina. Yevheniia browses through the most interesting and relevant news in the legal and legaltech world and collects them on Lawrina’s blog. Also, Yevheniia composes various how-to guides on legaltech, plus writes product articles and release notes for Loio, AI-powered contract review and drafting software.

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