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Miami’s Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice

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In this image from video provided by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts administers the Constitutional Oath to Ketanji Brown Jackson as her husband Patrick Jackson holds the Bible at the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (Supreme Court via AP)

WASHINGTON DC- The newest member of the Supreme Court was sworn in Thursday afternoon.

Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the place of the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, who ended his nearly 30 year run on the nation’s high court at noon.

Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office, while Breyer administered the judicial oath.

A 1998 graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High School, she received her law degree from Harvard in 1996 and later served as a clerk for Justice Breyer.

Before her SCOTUS appointment, she served as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Jackson is also the first Black woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

The next session of the high court begins in the fall.