Ketanji Brown Jackson Archives

Ketanji Brown Jackson begins historic career as Supreme Court Justice

October 13, 2022

After her historic appointment earlier this year, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, on Monday, October 3, 2022, started her trailblazing career as the first black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. In her black robe, Jackson took the seat on the far end of the bench, in keeping with the High Court’s… [Read More]

A Supreme Court for all of us

April 21, 2022

By Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times The Supreme Court of the United States of America was established by Article III of the Constitution in 1789 and assembled to hear its first case in 1790. There was nothing in the Constitution then specifying the prescribed race or gender of those individuals qualified to… [Read More]

Making History: Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed as first black female Supreme Court Justice

April 14, 2022

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, April 7, 2022 shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his promised effort to diversify the high court. Cheers rang out in the Senate chamber as Jackson,… [Read More]

President Biden nominates three Black women for Federal Court of Appeals

May 6, 2021

Remember these names: Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tiffany Cunningham, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. These are President Joseph Biden’s first three nominations for the federal Court of Appeals. In 2020, Biden pledged to name the first African American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. A number of retirements are expected from the federal judiciary now that Donald Trump… [Read More]