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Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Woman on Supreme Court

Chief Justice John Roberts, right, administers the Constitutional Oath to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the West Conference Room, Supreme Court Building on June 30.
Chief Justice John Roberts, right, administers the Constitutional Oath to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the West Conference Room, Supreme Court Building on June 30.

Source: Supreme Court of the United States

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. 

The ceremony at the court Thursday fulfills President Joe Biden’s campaign promise to add diversity to the nation’s highest court. It doesn’t, however, change the court’s conservative tilt, with justices appointed by Republican presidents continuing to hold six of nine seats.