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Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in Thursday as a Supreme Court Justice.
Jackson’s swearing-in took place at noon at the Supreme Court, just as her predecessor, Justice Stephen Breyer, decided to retire.
In an ceremony that lasted only a few minutes, the new progressive Supreme Court justice took the double oath of office.
She first swore allegiance to the Constitution before Chief Justice John Roberts, and then swore to fulfill the duties of her office before Breyer.
Jackson’s arrival on the highest court will not change its ideological makeup, as with six conservative-leaning justices and three progressives it is more right-leaning than at any time since the 1930s.
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s swearing-in came on the Supreme Court’s last business day until October and after the publication of the last two pending rulings.