History Made—Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed

Now what? Court reform?

Photo of newly confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson and President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden congratulates Ketanji Brown Jackson moments after the Senate confirmed her to be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

To quote Sen. Cory Booker: AYE!

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. The Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday afternoon, with “aye” votes coming from Republicans Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney.

In this rapid reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy celebrate this historic moment and look ahead to upcoming cases that Justice Jackson will hear next term.

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