History made; First African-American woman becomes US Supreme Court Judge 

History made; First African-American woman becomes US Supreme Court Judge 

July 1, 2022 0

What happened: Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to become an associate justice of the US Supreme Court, making her the first African-American woman to serve in that role. 

Details: Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath for Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer administered the Judicial Oath in the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. At the same time, after the oath, Ketanji Brown Jackson is quoted, “I will administer justice without fear or favour.” 

What you might like: BusinessStandard quotes, “Since the Supreme Court was established in the US in 1786, 116 justices have been confirmed to the bench. Of them, 108 are white men and only six are women, including Jackson. The justices have life tenure and can serve until they die, resign, retire or are impeached and removed from office.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
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