Congrats are in order to
According to CBS News, she replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation became effective at noon, after serving on the court for 28 years.
He was also present during the ceremony and administered the judicial oath and said, “On behalf of all of the members of the court, I am pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling.”
Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Speaks Out After Swearing In
After the swearing-in ceremony, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke out in a statement and said,
“With a full heart, I accept the solemn responsibility of supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States and administering justice without fear or favor, so help me God. I am truly grateful to be part of the promise of our great Nation. I extend my sincerest thanks to all of my new colleagues for their warm and gracious welcome.” She continued, “I am also especially grateful for the time and attention given to me by the Chief Justice and by Justice Breyer. Justice Breyer has been a personal friend and mentor of mine for the past two decades, in addition to being part of today’s official act. In the wake of his exemplary service, with the support of my family and friends, and ever mindful of the duty to promote the Rule of Law, I am well-positioned to serve the American people.”
As previously reported, President Biden nominated Kentanji to serve on the Supreme Court back in February, at the time he said:
I’m proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court. Currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she is one of our nation’s brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice.https://t.co/iePvhz1YaA pic.twitter.com/Nzqv2AtN8h
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 25, 2022
Congrats to Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on this historical moment.
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