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Ketanji Brown Jackson made history on June 30, becoming the first Black woman to join the U.S. Supreme Court. (Video: Reuters, Photo: Reuters/Reuters)

Today, after being sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson said in a statement that she is eager “to be part of the promise of our great Nation.”

With her husband and two daughters looking on, Jackson took two oaths: a constitutional oath, administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and a judicial oath, administered by retiring Justice Stephen G. Breyer, whose seat Jackson will fill. “I am pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the court and to our common calling,” Roberts said as the brief ceremony at the court concluded.

Meanwhile, Biden chastised the Supreme Court for “outrageous behavior” and said he would support an exception to the Senate’s filibuster rules to make it easier to write abortion protections into law. Biden, speaking on the world stage in Madrid, called the court’s decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade “destabilizing” and said an exception should be made to a Senate rule that requires 60 votes for most bills to advance.

Your daily dashboard

  • 8:55 a.m. Eastern: President Biden held a news conference in Madrid, where he has been attending a NATO conference. Watch here.
  • 10 a.m. Eastern: The Supreme Court released its final opinions of the term.
  • Noon Eastern: Jackson was sworn in at a private ceremony at the Supreme Court. Watch here.
  • 5:40 p.m. Eastern: Biden returned to the White House.

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