First Black woman confirmed as high Supreme Court justice
The confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court marked a historic turn in the Senate's history. She was confirmed as the country's first female Black Supreme Court justice, which absolved President Biden from seeking to increase the diversity of the court.
Senator Chuck Schumer exulted, "This is a joyous day, an inspirational day for the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the United States of America.
About a dozen members of the Congressional Black Caucus stood at the back of the Senate's upper galleries for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic two years ago.
Ketanji Brown Jackson , a 51-year-old federal appeals court judge with nine years' federal experience, was confirmed 53-47, mainly along party lines but with three Republican votes.
7 April 2022