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Supreme Court docket releases particulars of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's investiture – CNN



The formal investiture of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court’s newest justice, will probably be Friday morning, with court announcing Monday particulars concerning the occasion.

The investiture is a purely ceremonial occasion that won’t be broadcast publicly. The Supreme Court docket will meet for it in a particular sitting at 10 a.m. ET Friday.

Though Jackson has not but taken the bench for oral arguments, the mandatory oaths had been administered final spring, and she or he has been working and casting votes on emergency functions all through the summer season.

Courtroom attendance on Friday is by invitation solely, and no cameras are allowed within the court docket. Jackson will sit within the historic John Marshall Bench Chair originally of the ceremony.

After the ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts, Jackson and Jackson’s husband, Dr. Patrick Jackson, will probably be out there for images on the plaza, though no press questions are allowed.

The brand new time period begins October 3.

Jackson is becoming a member of the bench as the primary Black lady to serve on the nation’s highest court docket. She was confirmed by the Senate in April in a 53-47 vote, with three Senate Republicans becoming a member of Democrats to approve her nomination.

President Joe Biden named Jackson to fill the emptiness created by the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, who introduced in January he was leaving the court docket. A Harvard Legislation Faculty graduate, Jackson clerked for Breyer.

Her addition to the court docket received’t change its ideological leanings. However she can be making historical past as the primary former federal public defender to serve on the Supreme Court docket; the final justice with intensive expertise serving legal defendants was Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Jackson did stints in non-public observe along with her time within the public defenders workplace in DC. She was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2012 to the federal court docket in DC, from the place she was elevated by Biden to DC’s federal appeals court docket – seen because the second strongest court docket within the nation – in 2021.


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