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Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to Supreme Court

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The U.S Senate has voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Senators voted 53-47 to confirm her on Thursday. All Democrat senators and three Republican senators supported Jackson’s nomination. The confirmation makes her the first black female Justice.

President Biden originally nominated Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer who plans to retire at the end of the court’s current term this summer. She will become one of three justices who were nominated by a Democratic president.