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NEA celebrates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as she is sworn in for a lifetime appointment to Supreme Court

NEA celebrates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as she is sworn in for a lifetime appointment to Supreme Court
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in to her confirmation hearing for the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2022
Published: June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in today as the first Black female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. She was confirmed by the Senate in April and took the oath minutes after her mentor, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, retired from the court.

The following statement about today’s ruling can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:  

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson begins a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court today. Our country will better reflect its rich diversity with Justice Jackson on the court. It also has never been clearer why courts and elections matter. On behalf of the 3 million members of the National Education Association, I applaud President Biden for his historic appointment and making the judiciary reflect the best of America that is Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.”

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The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, students preparing to become teachers, healthcare workers, and public employees. Learn more at  


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