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Jackson Sworn In, Becomes 1st Black Woman On Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn into the Supreme Court as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

Ketanji Brown Jackson (Representational Image)
Ketanji Brown Jackson (Representational Image) PTI

 Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn into the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

The 51-year-old Jackson is the court's 116th justice and she took the place Thursday of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement took effect at noon.

Moments later, joined by her family, Jackson recited the two oaths required of Supreme Court justices, one administered by Breyer and the other by Chief Justice John Roberts.

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