"I rise carrying the gifts my ancestors have given me. I am the dreamer and the hope for the slave. Ketanji Jackson read one of the most powerful lines from Maya Angelou’s poem, "Still I Rise" when she was elected to serve as the United States Supreme Court's President. This whole declaration of intention is what has made her the first African-American woman to be elected to the Supreme Court. This court is in the eye of the storm for controversial rulings such as the one that no longer considers abortion a right guaranteed under the Constitution.
Jackson's appointment is historic in two ways. She is not only the first black woman to be elected as a magistrate, but she is also the first. Her arrival ends 232 years of predominantly white male magistrates. After being sworn into office, she exclaimed, "Our children know better than ever that everything is possible." Her arrival doesn't alter the ideological balance. Due to the Trump Administration's inheritance, there will be six conservative justices as well as three progressive justices. Jackson is also included.
She is the daughter of school teachers and was born in Washington D.C., 1970. She grew up in Miami. In 1996, she graduated from Harvard University. She began her career at the liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in 1999. This was her alma mater, and she just won. She has also served as a judge on influential District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and worked in the private sector.
He is a family man and a believer. Talia, 21 years old, and Leila (17 years). Patrick, her husband, has been an incredible support throughout her professional career. She was actually sworn into the Bible by Patrick, her husband of 26 years.
Jackson's appointment at the High Court was an electoral pledge of Joe Biden - it is his first appointment as Supreme Court justice - with his stated goal to make the court more American-like. It is even more since Thursday. She is joined by a black person and a Latino. Four of the nine members are women, a record number for history. "It's a significant step forward for our country, for all of the young black women now seeing themselves reflected in this highest court," Biden stated, flanked Jackson and Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris is also the first black woman elected to office.
The news was received with suspicion by not many analysts who are close to the Democratic Party. It is a 'originalist'. He believes in the Constitution's original draft, which dates back as far as 1776. "When you interpret the Constitution you look at it at its foundation and the meaning at that time. It is a restriction on me, which I have come to believe.
Jackson arrives at high court amid great controversy about some of the most recent rulings of magistrates. These include the one that stops considering abortion as a constitutional right or the extension to civilians' right to bear arms.