she was 53 votes for 47 against to signify. In addition to the vote of 50 Democratic senators, Jackson received the support of three other Republicans.
By agreeing, Jackson became The first black woman to assume A position on the highest court in the United States, a position for life.
Judge Kitangi Brown Jackson takes oath during a Senate hearing on March 21, 2022 – Photo: Jacqueline Martin/Associated Press/File
Despite the approval, Jackson will only be able to take over the position after the departure of current minister Stephen Breyer, who said so Will leave the seat before the holidayin June.
The Senate session was chaired by US Vice President Kamala Harris. Also the first black woman to hold this position After the 2020 elections.
Joe Biden shakes hands with Judge Kitangi Brown Jackson on April 7, 2022 – Photo: Susan Walsh/Associated Press
Judge’s choice Does not change the balance of the court with a conservative majority These are six conservative justices to three progressive judges.
It was also the Biden administration’s first nomination, to replace Judge Breyer, who earlier this year asked to retire.
Kitangi Brown Jackson in April 2021 portrait – Photo: Tom Williams / Paul / AFP
The nomination of a black woman was an election promise for Democratic Party Chairman Biden.
Despite Republicans’ attack on the nomination, Democrats still control a majority of the House of Representatives (who hold 50% of the seats and the presidency).
A simple majority was only needed to confirm.
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