Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st black woman in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sworn Ketanji Brown Jackson has become the first black woman on the nation’s highest court to shatter a glass ceiling.

Jackson, 51, is the court’s 116th judge and took the place of the judge she once worked for on Thursday. Judge Stephen G. Breyer’s retirement began at noon.

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

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