May 16, 2022
51-year-old Ketanji Brown Jackson has become the first black woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the USA. She will replace 83-year-old retiring justice Stephen Breyer, who was appointed to the court in 1994. Jackson was born in Washington DC and grew up in Miami. She studied at Harvard Law School, USA. She later worked as a law clerk under Breyer and was also a public defender, which means she represented defendants who did not have the money to pay for a lawyer. In 2009, Jackson was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the vice-chair of the Sentencing Commission. She was one of President Joe Biden’s first judicial nominees.