Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first African-American woman to occupy a seat on the United States Supreme Court on Thursday when she was sworn in as a judge in this institution.
Jackson’s oath took place this noon at the Supreme Court, just as the departure of his predecessor, Judge Stephen Breyer, who has decided to retire, became effective.
With the election of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, fulfilled his promise to nominate an African-American woman to occupy a position in the Supreme Court.
In an act that barely lasted a few minutes, the new progressive judge of the Supreme Court fulfilled the double oath to take office.
She first swore allegiance to the Constitution before Chief Justice John Roberts, and then swore to fulfill the duties of her office before outgoing Justice Breyer.
Jackson’s arrival on the high court will not change its ideological makeup, as with six conservative-leaning justices and three progressive justices, it leans more to the right than at any time since the 1930s.
The Supreme Court is occupying all the attention of the country after having issued a historic ruling just six days ago, when it annulled the constitutional protection of the right to abortion that had been in force since 1973, protected by the ruling known as “Roe v. Wade.”
Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on the Supreme Court’s last day of activity until October and after the publication of the last two pending rulings by the highest court.
The Supreme Court authorized President Joe Biden on Thursday to abolish the “Stay in Mexico” program, an immigration policy established by her predecessor, Donald Trump, which forces asylum seekers to wait for their case to be resolved outside of US territory. .
In its second ruling of the day and last of this period, the highest court in the US ruled in favor of limiting the authority of the government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the emissions of polluting gases emitted by power plants.