Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as Supreme Court Associate Justice at noon Thursday, succeeding retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, fulfilling a campaign promise by Joe Biden to appoint the first Black woman to the High Court.
Jackson, 51, was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts who administered the Constitutional Oath, followed by Breyer who administered the Judicial Oath.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 30, 2022
The Constitutional and Judicial oaths (via the Supreme Court):
“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”
The new Supreme Court:
— ABC News (@ABC) June 30, 2022
The woke progressive Jackson is the first Justice who does not know what is a woman.
UPDATE: Jackson and Breyer issued statements on her swearing in:
“With a full heart, I accept the solemn responsibility of supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States and administering justice without fear or favor, so help me God. I am truly grateful to be part of the promise of our great Nation. I extend my sincerest thanks to all of my new colleagues for their warm and gracious welcome. I am also especially grateful for the time and attention given to me by the Chief Justice and by Justice Breyer. Justice Breyer has been a personal friend and mentor of mine for the past two decades, in addition to being part of today’s official act. In the wake of his exemplary service, with the support of my family and friends, and ever mindful of the duty to promote the Rule of Law, I am well-positioned to serve the American people.”
“I am glad today for Ketanji. Her hard work, integrity, and intelligence have earned her a place on this Court. I am glad for my fellow Justices. They gain a colleague who is empathetic, thoughtful, and collegial. I am glad for America. Ketanji will interpret the law wisely and fairly, helping that law to work better for the American people, whom it serves. Congratulations Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.”
— Nicole (@nicninh) June 30, 2022