Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the supreme court on Thursday
She was approved by the US Senate to become the first Black woman to serve as justice in the high court in its more than 200-year history.
The bipartisan support saw her become the 116th justice of the Supreme Court.
All the Democrats voted in favor of the judge, she was also supported by other Three moderate Republicans. The vote was 53 to 47.
The 51-year-old is currently serving on the US court of appeals for the DC circuit
The Senate Vote was presided over by Vice President Kamala Harris, who made history as the first Black woman to serve as Vice President said that it was a bold and most important step
“Today, we are taking a giant, bold and important step on the well-trodden path to fulfilling our country’s founding promises,” Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said just before the final vote.
“This is a great moment for Judge Jackson. But it is an even greater moment for America as we rise to a more perfect union.”
During his campaign President, Joe Biden promised to put a black woman on the court.
Judge Jackson was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Miami, Florida.
Her parents attended segregated primary schools, then attended historically black colleges and universities
Various leaders took to social media to congratulate Judge Jackson who will be replacing Justice Stephen Breyer who announced his retirement
Former President Barrack Obama congratulated Judge Jackson terming her appointment as a ‘proud moment in our history.’
“This is a great day for America and a proud moment in our history. Judge Jackson has the integrity, passion for the law, and experience to be an outstanding Supreme Court Justice — and these last few weeks have made it even clearer” President Obama said.
Congress Member Karen Bass said, “Qualified. Confirmed. United States Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. All rise.”