Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court by Senate

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed to Supreme Court by Senate

Ketanji Brown Jackson , Confirmed to Supreme Court by Senate.

NBC News reports the U.S. Senate has officially confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

NBC News reports the U.S. Senate has officially confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

Jackson is the first Black woman to be elevated to the country's highest court.

Jackson is the first Black woman to be elevated to the country's highest court.

The final vote was 53 to 47 as Democrats unanimously rallied behind Jackson.

Republican Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins also supported Jackson's confirmation.

Republican Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins also supported Jackson's confirmation.

Republican Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins also supported Jackson's confirmation.

Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote as Jackson and President Biden reportedly watched from the White House.

Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote as Jackson and President Biden reportedly watched from the White House.

This is a wonderful day, a joyous day, an inspiring day for the Senate, for the Supreme Court and for the United States of America.

, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, via NBC News.

This is a wonderful day, a joyous day, an inspiring day for the Senate, for the Supreme Court and for the United States of America.

, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, via NBC News.

This is one of the great moments of American history.

, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, via NBC News.

Jackson faced scrutiny from Republicans, most notably Mitch McConnell, who criticized her refusal to denounce "the insane concept of court-packing.".

Last year, Murkowski and Collins helped confirm Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.

Circuit while Romney voted "no.".

Romney says after a long meeting with Jackson, his concerns were alleviated, and he found her ideals to be "within the mainstream.".

Sheโ€™s also a highly qualified, intelligent, capable person... , Republican Senator Mitt Romney, via NBC News.

... and I wish her the very best.

, Republican Senator Mitt Romney, via NBC News


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