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Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

The Senate on Thursday voted 53-47 to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

Three Republican senators — Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine — joined all 48 Democrats and two independents in voting to confirm Jackson to the nation’s highest court.

Jackson, 51, will become the Supreme Court’s 116th justice and the first Black woman ever to sit on its bench.