Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed As First Black Woman To Serve On Supreme Court It’s official – Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, by a final vote of 53-47. Three Republican Senators – Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Lisa Murkowski, joined all 50 Senate Democrats in voting for Jackson’s confirmation. Jackson will join the Court this summer, replacing Justice Stephen Breyer, who will retire at the end of the current term. What does this mean for the long-term future of the Supreme Court? Did you think Jackson would be confirmed?