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Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn into Supreme Court; Justice Bryer announces retirement

Jackson will be sworn-in on Thursday at noon when Justice Stephen Bryer will officially retire from his seat on the high court.

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court on Thursday after Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the court on Wednesday.

In a letter dated Wednesday and addressed to President Joe Biden, Justice Bryer expressed his intent to retire from his service on the high court. Noting the president’s nomination of Jackson and subsequent confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Bryer wrote, “I understand that she is prepared to take the prescribed oath to begin her service as the 116th member of this court.”

President Joe Biden listens as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks during an event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 8, 2022, celebrating the confirmation of Jackson as the first Black woman to reach the Supreme Court.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The Supreme Court will hand down the remaining opinions from this current term on Thursday by 10 a.m. ET, therefore Bryer announced that he would officially retire at noon.

Here’s the letter from Stephen Breyer making his retirement official as of tomorrow at noon. https://t.co/TFafCgwGCC https://t.co/K2HhT3ewdA pic.twitter.com/w2L1JHU5G6

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 29, 2022

“It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our constitution and the rule of law,” he wrote.

Jackson, who will become the first Black woman Supreme Court justice, was officially confirmed by the Senate on April 7.

This Supreme Court session is ending in infamy as the reputation of the court is in jeopardy following its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, which revoked the constitutional right to an abortion. The decision caused shock waves across the country and around the world as polls show most Americans felt Roe v. Wade should’ve remained law.

Jackson will be in place for the next Supreme Court session that begins in October. Jackson will sit in the minority on the nine-member, majority conservative court. 

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