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Friday, April 8, 2022

Barack Obama congratulates Justice Ketanji Jackson as she becomes the first Black woman in HISTORY to sit on the nation’s highest court - Supreme Court

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that former president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, has congratulated Justice Ketanji Jackson as she becomes the first Black woman in HISTORY to sit on the nation’s highest court - Supreme Court. (Read More Here).

He shares picture of her on his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as he penned an incredible message to her. 

Barack Obama wrote: "Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for her appointment to the Supreme Court.

"This is a great day for America, and a proud moment in our history. Judge Jackson has the integrity, passion for the law, and experience to be an outstanding Supreme Court Justice — and these last few weeks have made it even clearer. America will be a better place with her voice and example on the bench."

The US Supreme Court is to include a black female justice for the first time in its 233-year history after the Senate confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nine-member bench

Three Republicans crossed the aisle to seal her appointment by a vote of 53 to 47.

Justice Jackson's appointment fulfils President Joe Biden's campaign promise to put a black woman on the court.

Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, called it a "joyous day" for the US.

The vote was overseen by Vice-President Kamala Harris, the first black woman to hold the office.

The lifetime appointment will likely see Ms Jackson on the bench for decades, but will not shift the ideological balance of the current court, with its 6-3 conservative majority.

Ms Jackson has said she has a "methodology" to deciding cases but not an overarching philosophy. And she agreed with Republican senators about the importance of abiding by the text of the Constitution, as it was intended by the founders.

During her confirmation, Democrats touted her experience working as a public defender. She will be the first Supreme Court justice since Thurgood Marshall - the first black Supreme Court justice - to have career experience representing criminal defendants.

“We’re making history,” declared Rep. Marilyn Strickland of Washington state.

Harris, who paused with emotion as she read the vote, said as she left the Capitol that she was “overjoyed, deeply moved.”

Jackson will take her seat when Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer, solidifying the liberal wing of the 6-3 conservative-dominated court. She joined Biden at the White House to watch the vote, embracing as it came in.

During the four days of Senate hearings last month, Jackson spoke of her parents’ struggles through racial segregation and said her “path was clearer” than theirs as a Black American after the enactment of civil rights laws. She attended Harvard University, served as a public defender, worked at a private law firm and was appointed as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Statements from Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah all said the same thing — they might not always agree with Jackson, but they found her to be enormously well qualified for the job. Collins and Murkowski both decried increasingly partisan confirmation fights, which only worsened during the battles over Trump’s three picks. Collins said the process was “broken” and Murkowski called it “corrosive” and “more detached from reality by the year.”

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