A special sitting of the Supreme Court was held on Friday September 30, 2022 to mark the Investiture of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. After taking the necessary oaths, Justice Jackson had assumed her duties in June, 2022, and this ceremonial event was held prior to her taking her seat at the Bench for the first time. These photographs and brief descriptions provide a short summary of the day.
The Court posed in their first informal photograph following the ceremony. (left to right) Associate Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Elena Kagan and Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Justice Jackson’s appointment to the Supreme Court was historic as she is the first Black woman to be appointed to the Court. She joins three other female colleagues on the bench: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Amy Coney Barrett. In another historic first, this is the first time in the history of the Court that four female Justices have served simultaneously. (Left to right) Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Sonia Sotomayor, Ketanji Brown Jackson and Elena Kagan posed for this historic photograph.
After the conclusion of the Court Room ceremony, Justice Jackson and Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. posed for photographs on the front plaza of the Court.
Photo Credits: Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States