WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old jurist is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement was effective at noon. Moments later, joined by her family, Jackson recited the two oaths required of Supreme Court justices, one administered by Breyer and the other by Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts welcomed Jackson “to the court and our common calling.” The ceremony was streamed live on the court’s website. All justices except for Neil Gorsuch attended the swearing-in. There was no immediate explanation for his absence.
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