United States Supreme Court 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]

The fight over abortion rights is a black issue

May 5, 2022

Black women make up about a third of abortions and are at least 3 times more likely than white women to die due to pregnancy-related causes. Maternal health care advocates raised alarm Tuesday, May 3, 2022, after a leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggested that the nation’s highest court is poised to overturn Roe v…. [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]

Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court

March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday, February 25, 2022, nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed American segregation. Introducing Jackson at the White House, Biden declared, “I believe it’s time that… [Read More]