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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:06 AM

Supreme Court investiture marks another historic first for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Source: CNN

The Supreme Court, a place bound by tradition and formality, will hold one of its most scripted rituals on Friday for a justice whose appointment broke the mold of history.

The investiture ceremony for Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the bench, will be marked by pomp from the ages, including the use of Chief Justice John Marshall’s historic bench chair and commission language that dates to the first justice, John Jay, appointed by President George Washington.

“Know ye,” the presidential commission, as read by Clerk of Court Scott Harris, will begin, “that reposing special trust and confidence in the wisdom, uprightness, and learning of Ketanji Brown Jackson … in testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent and the seal of the Department of Justice to be hereunto affixed.”

President Joe Biden, who selected Jackson, will attend the Friday morning ceremony, a White House official told CNN. It is customary before the event for the president to chat privately with the justices in a conference room and to sign the court’s oversized guest book.

The official told CNN that Vice President Kamala Harris, first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will also be at the investiture.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:38 AM

1. Biden, Harris to attend Jackson's Supreme Court investiture

History is being made


https://apnews.com/article/ketanji-brown-jackson-biden-us-supreme-court-kamala-harris-race-and-ethnicity-ed8097e834725aa72ef334d5d7718b27

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court’s newest member and its first Black female justice, a White House official said.

The appearance of Biden and Harris at the invitation-only ceremony on Friday underscores the importance of Jackson’s confirmation to the Democratic president’s legacy. Biden had pledged during his presidential campaign that he would nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Jackson was confirmed in April on a 53-47 vote in the Senate, with three Republican senators joining all Democrats to support her.

“It’s a powerful thing when people can see themselves in others,” Biden said at a South Lawn celebration shortly after Jackson’s springtime confirmation. “And that’s one of the reasons I believed so strongly that we needed a court that looks like America.”

Aside from Jackson at the Supreme Court, the White House and the Democratic-led Senate have confirmed dozens of judges at the federal district and appellate levels, with candidates who have brought more racial and gender diversity to the courts.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 08:51 AM

2. No one can say he didn't keep his campaign promise.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:14 AM

3. +1

Two of them will be there, in the room, today!

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:57 AM

4. Huge K&R!




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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 10:25 AM

5. Big K&R!

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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 02:38 PM

6. HAPPY INVESTITURE DAY FOR KBJ!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sat Oct 1, 2022, 12:13 AM

7. Justice Jackson and Dr. Patrick Jackson on the plaza after her investiture.

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