President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will attend an investiture ceremony for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, according to a White House source.
On Friday (September 3), the president and VP will appear with their spouses at the court for the ceremonial event to publicly celebrate the confirmation of their historic Supreme Court pick, AP News reports.
During his presidential campaign, Biden pledged to nominate a Black woman to the nation's highest court. The president fulfilled his campaign promise as Jackson was ultimately confirmed in April by the Senate.
Along with Justice Jackson, the White House and the Democratic-led Senate have confirmed over 80 people as judges at the federal and appellate levels, contributing to increased racial and gender diversity in the courts.
“Roughly three-quarters of the president’s judicial nominees have been women, two-thirds people of color,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday (September 28) on the Senate floor. “One nominee at a time, we are making our federal bench a better reflection of our great country.”
The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday (October 3).