Washington – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in as Supreme Court justice at noon on Thursday, when Judge Stephen Breyer officially retires, the court said Wednesday. She will be the first black woman to serve on the supreme court.
Infor Jackson, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath, while Breyer, for whom she is in charge, will administer the judicial oath. Jackson, a judge on a federal appeals court in Washington, was confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote in April.
Breyer, 83, told President Biden in a Letters that his retirement will take effect at noon on Thursday, ending his nearly 28-year tenure on the court.
Breyer will leave the Supreme Court at the end of his term, which has seen no shortage of blockbuster cases, the most consequential being their decision on Friday.as well as judgments for the first time in a decade and of the .
The court is expected to publish its remaining two opinions – the dispute over the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and the challenge to with the Biden administration’s attempt to end the so-called “stay in Mexico” policy – on Thursday Morning and then a break for the summer.
“It is my great honor to join as judge in the effort to uphold our Constitution and the rule of law,” Breyer told Biden in his letter Wednesday.
Appointed to the Supreme Court by former President Bill Clinton in 1994, Breyerplans to step down at the end of his term, giving Biden his first appointment to the Supreme Court. President as a nominee at the end of February, and the Senate less than two months later.