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Jackson Reads Forceful Dissent From Bench, Rips Idaho Ruling

Justice slams colleagues for 'punting' on abortion case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's newest member made her colleagues sit and listen to her dissent Thursday to their ruling that did not decide an Idaho abortion case . Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said that although doctors in the state will be allowed to provide emergency abortions while the case is considered...

National Cathedral Replaces Images of Robert E. Lee

Dedication ceremony christens racial justice theme in stained-glass windows

(Newser) - The landmark Washington National Cathedral unveiled new stained-glass windows Saturday with a theme of racial justice, filling the space that had once held four windows honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The new windows depict a march for justice by African Americans, descendants of the...

Court's 2 Black Justices Blast Each Other in Race Case

Kentanji Brown Jackson, Clarence Thomas spar over affirmative action ruling in their separate writings

(Newser) - When the Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to affirmative action on Thursday, the court's newest justice—and its first Black female—unleashed a blistering dissent. Ketanji Brown Jackson also sparred with the court's other Black justice, Clarence Thomas, in their separate opinions on the case, even calling...

Surprise SCOTUS Ruling Hands Victory to State's Black Voters

Decision orders creation of second Black-majority district in Alabama

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, ordering the creation of a second district with a large Black population, per the AP . Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court's liberals in...

Jackson Writes First SCOTUS Ruling
Justice Has a First

Newest SCOTUS Justice Has a First

Jackson writes her first majority opinion in unanimous decision on Delaware and MoneyGram

(Newser) - The newest Supreme Court justice has written her first majority opinion. Ketanji Brown Jackson authored the ruling in a case involving a dispute between Delaware and other states regarding MoneyGram, the second-biggest money transfer company in the world. The company is incorporated in Delaware, and the state kept hundreds of...

Jackson Dissents in First Opinion
Dissents in
First Opinion

Jackson Dissents in First Opinion

Sotomayor joins newest justice on death row case

(Newser) - A month into her lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson issued her first opinion on Monday, objecting to her colleagues' decision to not take up an appeal from a death row inmate in Ohio. The fact that the case was declined means that fewer than four...

Jackson Has Day 1 Questions
Jackson Has Day 1 Questions

Jackson Has Day 1 Questions

Newest justice follows line of thought similar to Kagan and Sotomayor in wetlands case

(Newser) - Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was not just seated on the Supreme Court on Monday, she was a full participant in the business at hand. Jackson asked several questions during almost two hours of arguments on Monday, at the beginning of her first day on the job as an associate justice,...

Jackson Officially Takes Her Seat on SCOTUS Bench

Chief Justice John Roberts wished 52-year-old a 'long and happy career in our common calling'

(Newser) - Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson made her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief courtroom ceremony Friday, three days before the start of the high court's new term. President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their spouses attended the invitation-only ceremonial investiture for Jackson, the first Black...

No. 116 Makes History
No. 116 Makes History

No. 116 Makes History

Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in, the first Black woman on the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of the justice she once worked for, per the...

Justice Breyer: My Retirement Begins at Noon Thursday

Final SCOTUS decision of term will be handed down that morning

(Newser) - While Justice Stephen Breyer may disagree with more Supreme Court decisions to come, he'll be doing so as a private citizen. In a letter the court released Wednesday, Breyer told President Biden that the court's final decision of the term will be handed down Thursday morning, and his...

Judge Jackson: 'We've Made It'
Judge Jackson:
'We've Made It'

Judge Jackson: 'We've Made It'

Biden marks breakthrough at White House event, praising next justice's poise in Senate hearings

(Newser) - After a Senate process that President Biden described as beyond painful, a White House celebration Friday marked the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, focusing on the historic breakthrough her appointment represents. "It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman...

Anita Hill: Can We Finally Fix These Hearings?
Anita Hill: Can We Finally
Fix These Hearings?

Anita Hill: Can We Finally Fix These Hearings?

She expresses 'joy' at Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation, but says judge was mistreated

(Newser) - Anita Hill's reaction after the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court? "Pure joy," she told Anderson Cooper on CNN . "And not just joy for her, but also joy for the court and the American justice system." But...

Ketanji Brown Jackson Just Made History

Senate confirms first Black woman to the Supreme Court

(Newser) - For the first time, a Black woman will hear cases on the Supreme Court. The Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the court, where she will replace the retiring Stephen Breyer. The vote was 53-47, reports the Washington Post . Republicans Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Reports Jimmy Kimmel to Police

Late-night host says Will Smith reference was a joke, not a threat

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not take kindly to Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that Will Smith could deal with the "Klan mom." In a Wednesday tweet , the congresswoman said she had referred the late-night host to Capitol Police for "this threat of violence against me." Kimmel...

History to Be Made in Today's Senate Vote

Ketanji Brown Jackson expected to be confirmed as first Black woman on US Supreme Court

(Newser) - Ketanji Brown Jackson is on the cusp of ascending to the Supreme Court, in what will be the first Senate confirmation of a Black woman to the nation's highest bench. An initial vote to avoid dozens of hours of debate on the 51-year-old judge's nomination will take...

2 More Republicans Back Jackson, Giving Her 51 Votes

Murkowski, Romney say they'll support confirmation

(Newser) - Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney announced Monday that they'll cast yes votes on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for Supreme Court justice, giving her enough for confirmation. Another Republican, Sen. Susan Collins, already had committed to voting to confirm. Those three votes give Jackson at least 51, the...

Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Secured One GOP Vote

She has the backing of Susan Collins of Maine

(Newser) - Ketanji Brown Jackson will have the backing of at least one Republican senator. Susan Collins of Maine confirmed that she has "decided to support the confirmation of Judge Jackson to be a member of the Supreme Court." The New York Times reports that the GOP senator made up...

Manchin: Way GOP Handled Jackson Was 'Disgraceful'

'I think she’s extremely well qualified and I think she’ll be an exemplary judge'

(Newser) - Sen. Joe Manchin doesn't always agree with his Democratic colleagues, but they're on the same page when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson—and the way she was treated by several Republican senators during confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. Manchin on...

Jackson's Nomination Just Got a Huge Lift

Sen. Joe Manchin, a potential swing vote, confirms his support

(Newser) - Ketanji Brown Jackson is all but guaranteed to become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, CNN reports, after Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin threw his support behind her Friday. Axios also says Manchin's move "essentially guarantees" she's in. "After meeting with her, considering her record,...

Ted Cruz Inadvertently Boosts Sales of Books He Opposes

'End of Policing' rises to No. 1 in its Amazon category

(Newser) - When Ted Cruz grilled Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Senate confirmation hearing this week, he held up a few books as props. He displayed them as examples of what he views as far-left extremism, but the gesture appears to have had the unintended effect of boosting sales,...

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