Civil Rights Leaders Rejoice As Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In As First Black Woman SCOTUS J


Civil rights and community leaders rejoiced as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court justice. 

She is the first Black woman and only the third Black person to ever sit on the highest court in America. Jackson is also the first former public defender to join the Court. The 51-year-old is the second-youngest member of the Court, behind Justice Amy Coney Barrett who is 50.

Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of Ultraviolet, a leading national gender justice organization believes the historic appointment is a moment for celebration, even as the Supreme Court faces a legitimacy crisis.... Read more


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