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Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Takes Part in Formal Swearing-in Ceremony

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout provided by the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, (L-R) U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President Kamala Harris, and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson pose at a courtesy visit in the Justices Conference Room prior to the investiture ceremony of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson September 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff attended as guests of the Court. On June 30, 2022, Justice Jackson took the oaths of office to become the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (Photo by Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout provided by the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, (L-R) U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President Kamala Harris, and Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson pose at a courtesy visit in the Justices Conference Room prior to the investiture ceremony of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson September 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff attended as guests of the Court. On June 30, 2022, Justice Jackson took the oaths of office to become the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (Photo by Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via Getty Images)

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Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson completed a formal swearing-in ceremony on Friday, three months after her official swearing-in was conducted, and three days before the court begins a new term.

The ceremony for Justice Jackson, 52, now the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, was attended by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as their respective spouses, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.

Also in attendance were Attorney General Merrick Garland, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, Jackson's husband Patrick Jackson, and the seven other Supreme Court Justices.

"Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has already brought uncompromising integrity, a strong moral compass, and courage to the Supreme Court," Biden, 79, wrote on Twitter Friday. "Today, we celebrate her formal investiture. This is a day for all Americans to be proud."

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Jackson celebrated her investiture ceremony just days before she is set to give her first oral argument on an environmental case in the Supreme Court on Monday.

After the ceremony, she could be seen walking the steps of the Washington, D.C. spot alongside Chief Justice John Roberts, who swore her in initially in June.

Jackson's swearing-in to the Supreme Court makes her the court's 116th associate justice, following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer. She was nominated by Biden on Feb. 25 and confirmed by the Senate in a 53-47 vote on April 7.

"It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. But we've made it," Jackson said in a speech following her initial confirmation. "We've made it. All of us."

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Editorial use only. Images from the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States may not be used for any advertising or endorsement purposes, or in any way that might convey a false impression of Supreme Court sponsorship or approval. HANDOUT /NO SAL Mandatory Credit: Photo by FRED SCHILLING/COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE US/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (13013050d) A handout photo made available by the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States shows US Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer (R) (Retired) administering the Judicial Oath to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (L) as Dr. Patrick Jackson holds the Bible (C) in the West Conference Room, Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, USA, 30 June 2022. MANDATORY CREDIT (FRED SCHILLING / COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn into the US Supreme Court, Washington, USA - 26 Oct 2020
Editorial use only. Images from the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States may not be used for any advertising or endorsement purposes, or in any way that might convey a false impression of Supreme Court sponsorship or approval. HANDOUT /NO SAL Mandatory Credit: Photo by FRED SCHILLING/COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE US/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (13013050d) A handout photo made available by the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States shows US Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer (R) (Retired) administering the Judicial Oath to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (L) as Dr. Patrick Jackson holds the Bible (C) in the West Conference Room, Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, USA, 30 June 2022. MANDATORY CREDIT (FRED SCHILLING / COLLECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn into the US Supreme Court, Washington, USA - 26 Oct 2020

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History was also made during Jackson's confirmation for other reasons, too. She also became the first justice to have previously served as a federal public defender, and as she explained at her confirmation, everyone who has entered her courtroom has "received a fair hearing."

Of course, Biden's campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court is now seeing Jackson make history as she joins the rest of the Supreme Court on Monday. With her 53-47 vote, the only Republican senators who voted to confirm her were Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah, following what was an at-times grueling Senate Judiciary Committee testimony.

"After reviewing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's extensive record, watching much of her hearing testimony, and meeting with her twice in person, I have concluded that she possesses the experience, qualifications, and integrity to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court," Collins later said in a statement. "I will, therefore, vote to confirm her to this position."

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June 30, 2022, Washington, District of Columbia, USA: Siblings Cate and Carter welcome the newest Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was sworn in earlier today. Their grandparents, visiting from Michigan, took them on a field trip to explore where history is made in the nationÕs capital. (Credit Image: © Sue Dorfman/ZUMA Press Wire)
June 30, 2022, Washington, District of Columbia, USA: Siblings Cate and Carter welcome the newest Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was sworn in earlier today. Their grandparents, visiting from Michigan, took them on a field trip to explore where history is made in the nationÕs capital. (Credit Image: © Sue Dorfman/ZUMA Press Wire)

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For the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the court will once again allow the public back to hear arguments in its courtroom on Monday.