For the first time in the United States, a black woman has been appointed Chief Justice. Ketanji Brown Jackson has been appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Brown Jackson took office in the Washington court building. Brown Jackson, 51, 116th Chief Justice, but holds the position of sixth woman and third black person. He is considered a liberal, but was appointed to replace the liberal Stephen Fryer in the Supreme Court. As a result, the ratio remains the same: six conservative judges against three progressive judges.
The Supreme Court has taken several important decisions in the last few days. For example, the federal right to abortion in the United States has been reversed, people have been allowed to carry guns in public places, and the court has limited President Joe Biden’s powers to control greenhouse gas emissions.
Brown Jackson worked on the Court of Appeals, which is just below the Supreme Court. Previously, he was a lawyer for those who could not afford a lawyer. Brown Jackson’s appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Congress in April, after Fryer announced his resignation in January.