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Boom! Lawyered: History Made—Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed

Imani Gandy & Jessica Mason Pieklo

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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