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Ketanji Brown Jackson became historical

Ketanji Brown Jackson became historical

The vote put an end to a process that had been underway since President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson as HD judge at the end of February.

Both Democrats and Republicans had a few hours before the vote to try to convince their colleagues of their position, with or against Kitangi Brown-Jackson.

In a vote in the Senate Legislative Committee on Monday, she received support from Democrats and three Republicans.

Thursday’s Senate votes also ended 53-47 in favor of Ketanji Brown-Jackson, enough for her to take on the new role.

She will be the first black female judge in the USA, and therefore will be historic.

Hug Biden

Kitangi Brown-Jackson, 51, replaced liberal Stephen Breyer this summer, who announced his resignation in January. She is also considered a liberal justice, which means in a somewhat simplistic way that her interpretation of the law is expected to be more in line with the policies and positions of Democrats than Republicans.

Thus, the balance of power between the conservative and liberal members of HD has not changed with Thursday’s decision, but remains 6-3 in favor of the Conservatives.

Along with Joe Biden, Kitangi Brown-Jackson witnessed the crucial second vote in the Senate. When the outcome was clear, they hugged each other.

During the four-day Senate hearings last month, Kitangi Brown told Jackson about her parents’ struggles in a racially segregated society, saying her path has become “clearer” than theirs thanks to the civil rights laws introduced.

Future Judge HD noted that many of her relatives work in the police and said the crime, its implications for society, and the need for legislation are not “abstract concepts or political slogans” for her.

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After graduating from Harvard, Kitangi Brown-Jackson worked as a public defender, which is unusual for HD. She is currently a judge on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

She became the third-ever black HD judge, after Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, and the sixth woman.

Once she takes her seat, four of the nine members will be women, something that has never happened before in US history. The others are Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Emmy Connie Barrett.

Facts: The Supreme Court of the United States

The seat of the Supreme Court is located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1789, it is the judiciary that must balance the executive (the presidency) and the legislative (the Congress). In practice, the court decides whether laws and provisions are compatible with the United States Constitution.

The court consists of nine members appointed for life by the president. However, they can retire on their own request and in theory be rejected by the Supreme Court. Provisions must be approved by a majority of the members of the Senate.

When we talk about HD members as conservative or liberal, we mean mainly from the point of view of constitutional interpretation. Conservatives believe that the text of the law should be interpreted strictly, and liberals believe that current conditions must play a role. Through his nominations, the president has ample opportunity to influence whether the court gains liberal or conservative weight.

Currently, six of the court’s nine members are conservatives. Kitangi Brown Jackson replaces liberal Stephen Breyer.

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