Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Formally Sworn in Ahead of New Term [Video]

Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Formally Sworn in Ahead of New Term [Video]

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their spouses were present for the customary investiture ceremony on Friday to welcome Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Jackson’s first official swearing-in by Chief Justice John Roberts occurred three months before her formal swearing-in for her lifetime appointment as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

In addition to Roberts and the seven other justices, she was joined at the ceremony by her husband Patrick Jackson, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, who represents the government in high court cases.

Jackson repeated the oath she took when she replaced Justice Stephen Breyer, who retired in June.
Like every new justice since 1972, Jackson sat in Chief Justice John Marshall’s old chair during the ceremony on Friday. Marshall served as chief justice for the Supreme Court for the most extended time—30 years—and was one of the court’s most influential members throughout history.
In April, Jackson was confirmed by the Senate by a 53-47 vote.
As a justice, she will hear her first oral arguments on Monday when the court’s new term begins.

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