Ketanji Brown Jackson will officially be sworn into the US Supreme Court on Thursday after Justice Stephen Breyer announced he will formally retire on Thursday.
Justice Stephen Breyer (left), Ketanji Brown Jackson (right)
In a letter to President Biden, Justice Breyer wrote “This past January, I wrote to inform you of my intent to retire from regular active service as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, upon the Court rising for its summer recess. You have nominated and the United States Senate has confirmed the honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson to succeed me in the office, and I understand that she is prepared to take the prescribed oaths to begin her service as the 116th member of this court. My retirement from active service will be effective on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at noon. It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our constitution and the rule of law.”
Jackson (51) will be sworn into the United States Supreme Court on Thursday by Chief Justice John Roberts. This comes after the US Senate confirmed her on April 7th.
Jackson is a former Supreme Court clerk for Justice Breyer. She is the sixth woman to become a justice and the first black woman in the position.