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That's Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to You

It's official: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme court in a 53-47 Senate vote. She's the 116th associate justice — but the first Black woman and first former public defender to ever sit on the bench.

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    Before the vote

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) broke down SCOTUS demographics ahead of Jackson's confirmation and praised her as a "role model" for future generations of children. Meanwhile, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) ranted about "dark-money leftist groups ... trying to erase woman." If you're wondering how this has *anything* to do with Judge Jackson's confirmation, you are not alone.

    Sen. Schumer on SCOTUS confirmation: "Millions of kids will open textsbooks and see pictures of Justice Jackson."

    Sen. Schumer on SCOTUS confirmation: "Millions of kids will open textsbooks and see pictures of Justice Jackson."

    In our nation's history, 115 individuals have been confirmed by this body to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States of those 108 have been …

    The vote

    Vice President Kamala Harris, in her duties as president of the Senate, reads the results of the Senate vote: 53 senators in favor, 47 against. "This nomination is confirmed," Harris says with a smile.

    The Reactions

    While most Republicans left the chamber immediately following the vote, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) stayed behind to give a standing ovation. Over at the White House, President Biden and Judge Jackson celebrated the vote together. Stay tuned for tomorrow afternoon, when Biden, Harris and Jackson deliver remarks on the Senate's confirmation.

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