U.S. Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court; Idaho Sens. Risch, Crapo vote no

53-47 vote comes just six weeks after President Joe Biden announced his nomination to replace Justice Stephen Breyer

By: - April 7, 2022 12:38 pm
Ketanji Brown Jackson

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Jackson, President Joe Biden’s pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, is the first Black woman who will serve on the Supreme Court. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.