Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to the nation’s highest court Thursday, making her the 116th justice and the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jackson received bipartisan support in her ascension to the bench as she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 53-47.
Jackson, 51, has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and as a District Judge for the capital city for eight years. She attended Harvard for both undergrad and law school.
Upon graduation from law school, Jackson served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, now she is set to replace on the bench. Breyer is set to retire by the end of the summer.
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