Judge Jackson Makes History


Oprah Daily

Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson is sworn at her Congressional confirmation hearing.

Madeline Singer, Editor-In-Chief

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been officially confirmed to the Senate as the first back woman. Jackson is positioned to serve as the 116th justice on the Supreme Court.
Since Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement, President Joe Biden has conducted a detailed search to identify his replacement. President Biden wanted a candidate with exceptional credentials and an unmatchable character. The President stated that he sought an individual who is committed to equal justice under the law and who understands the impact that the Supreme Court’s decisions have on the lives of citizens in America. That is why he nominated Judge Jackson to serve as the next Justice on the Supreme Court.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, and served from 1981 until 2006. She was the first woman to be on the Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve and had a big part of advocating for women’s rights. Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the third woman and first Latina to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor stood up for civil rights and rights of defendants.