April 7, 2022
Earlier today the U.S. Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Supreme Court Justice. Judge Jackson’s confirmation makes history in that she will be the first Black woman elevated to the nation’s highest court.
Judge Jackson will take her seat on the high court after Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer.
All 50 senators who caucus with Democrats voted to confirm Judge Jackson, along with three Republicans: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.