Ketanji Brown Jackson will join Biden at the White House to celebrate historic confirmation – Live | Ketanji Brown Jackson

09:32

The White House advertises itself as “celebrating” its event on the south lawn later when Joe Biden greets the newly confirmed US Supreme Court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Jackson, who will become the first black woman to sit in the top judiciary in the country, was confirmed 53-47 in a historic US Senate vote on Thursday.

She will join Biden, the president who nominated her, and the vice president Kamala Harris speaking of her lifetime reunion at a party that is scheduled to start at 12:15.

The ceremony comes with a warning: several government officials tested positive for Covid-19 this week, evoking memories of Donald Trump’s acceptance of his final election by the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett at the White House in September 2020 which became a super spreader event.

But the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki, who called Jackson’s confirmation an “incredibly historic day” in its briefing Thursday, also dismissed these concerns.

“At that time, vaccines were unavailable. People weren’t vaccinated, ”she said of Barrett’s party. “It certainly puts us in a different space.”

We intend to provide you with more analysis, reactions and images of Jackson’s confirmation here on the blog as we wait for the White House event to kick off.

Let’s start with this look at what Jackson’s affirmation means to the future of the Supreme Court, written by a Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington:

11:36

Democrats are using Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court approval to try to recruit black voters in several battlefield states ahead of November’s mid-term election.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) says the group is targeting local black media in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by placing headlines today in several newspapers: “highlighting Senate Republican opposition to Jackson’s historic appointment.”

“If the Senate Republicans had their way, Judge Jackson, an exceptionally qualified lawyer and the first black woman to sit in the Supreme Court, would not even have been questioned,” DSCC spokesman Freedom Alexander Murphy he said.

Black voters were key to Joe BidenWinning the 2020 elections, and he partially campaigned, pledging to seat the first black woman in the high court should the opportunity arise.

The White House yesterday celebrated this achievement as “fulfilling the promise that the president made to the country.”

11:16

Black lawmakers praise Ketanji Brown Jackson’s “historic cube” to the US Supreme Court.

Among them is a Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilsonwhich represents the parts of Miami where Jackson attended high school, and has known his parents of newly confirmed justice for decades.

Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

“Her father was the first black school council lawyer when I served on the school board. Her mother was the headmistress while I was headmistress… well [for] Blacks in Miami, you can imagine what’s happening right now while we watch it, ”Wilson told the Guardian.

“Little children know her name and they talk about her in schools. They talk about her in hairdressing salons, she said.

“It was a young lady who grew up with people who told her that you can be anything you want.”

Read more here:

11:01

A 17-second viral tweet of moments in the US Senate following Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court provides an eloquent study of contrasting moods in the hemicycle.

On the left is Senator Utah Mitt Romneyone of the three Republicans who support Jackson Susan Collins from Maine and Lisa Murkowski Alaska standing alone and applauding.

Next to and behind him are Republicans, including a Senator from Texas Ted Cruz, sneak out softly, even as the applause spreads and the cheers grow louder.

Tweet posted by Twitter celebrity and self-proclaimed “internet hooligan” And iswas viewed over 100,000 times until Friday noon.

10:45

Here are some photos from Washington after Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the first black woman in a US High Court on Thursday.

Members of the Congress Black Club celebrated on Capitol Hill:

Black Caucus President Joyce Beatty with members outside the Senate room.
Black Caucus President Joyce Beatty with members outside the Senate room. Photo: REX / Shutterstock

Supporters gathered in front of the Capitol:

Activists (from left to right) Nicole Tinson, Teresa Roberts, Sheila Carson and Regina Langley support the vote.
Activists (from left to right) Nicole Tinson, Teresa Roberts, Sheila Carson and Regina Langley support the vote. Photo: Sue Dorfman / ZUMA Press Wire / REX / Shutterstock

And back inside:

Jahana Hayes, a Democratic Congresswoman in Connecticut, wipes a tear as Jackson is confirmed.
Jahana Hayes, a Democratic Congresswoman in Connecticut, wipes a tear as Jackson is confirmed. Photo: Bonnie Cash / UPI / REX / Shutterstock
10:23

Oath Keepers and Proud Boys “coordinated the attack on Jan. 6,” panel House said

Hugo Lowell

The House of Representatives Select Committee investigating on January 6 appears to believe that the attack on the Capitol included a coordinated attack committed by the Oath Militia and Proud Boys groups, which tried to physically suppress the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

The panel’s work theory – which had not been previously reported, although the justice department accused some of the militia leaders – crystallized this week after evidence of coordination of testimony and non-public video was obtained, according to two sources familiar with the case.

Advisor during the examination of the “golden team” of the special committee Donald TrumpThe “red team” examining the organizers of the January 6 rally and the “purple team” examining the militia groups are now expected to use the results to guide the rest of the investigation, the sources say.

The panel has amassed profound evidence on the link between the oath and the Proud Boys in recent weeks after obtaining hours of unpublic footage of militia leaders in Washington prior to the attack on the Capitol, the sources said. .

In addition, the selection committee has now heard the testimony of the award-winning documentary filmmaker Nick quested contacts between militia group leaders, far-right political activists and the Save America rally organizers, the sources said on Wednesday.

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10:06

Anthony Fauci, a White House medical advisor, spoke to Bloomberg TV and warned that he believes the new surge in Covid-19 infection is “likely” to come in the US this fall.

His comments come as the highly infectious sub-variant BA.2 coronavirus begins to occupy the country, accounting for three out of four new cases, according to Reuters. However, the number of deaths and hospitalizations is still significantly lower than at the January Covid-19 peak.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Dr Fauci said he expected the trend to continue in the coming weeks and months. However, he said there was “significant background resistance” that could help the country avoid the worst effects of previous rises, including Omicron and Delta:

I think we should expect to see an increase in cases in the next few weeks, and hopefully there is enough background immunity lest we end up with a lot of hospitalizations. The best way to avoid this is to get more people vaccinated, and if you’re vaccinated then make sure you get boosted when the time comes.

It is likely that we will see a sharp increase in the fall. These are unexplored waters for us with this virus than … flu or other infections in which you have decades of experience. You can predict with a certain degree of accuracy what you can see. We should expect to see some increase in cases as cooler weather sets in in the fall.

09:32

The White House advertises itself as “celebrating” its event on the south lawn later when Joe Biden greets the newly confirmed US Supreme Court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Jackson, who will become the first black woman to sit in the top judiciary in the country, was confirmed 53-47 in a historic US Senate vote on Thursday.

She will join Biden, the president who nominated her, and the vice president Kamala Harris speaking of her lifetime reunion at a party that is scheduled to start at 12:15.

The ceremony comes with a warning: several government officials tested positive for Covid-19 this week, evoking memories of Donald Trump’s acceptance of his final election by the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett at the White House in September 2020 which became a super spreader event.

But the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki, who called Jackson’s confirmation an “incredibly historic day” in its briefing Thursday, also dismissed these concerns.

“At that time, vaccines were unavailable. People weren’t vaccinated, ”she said of Barrett’s party. “It certainly puts us in a different space.”

We intend to provide you with more analysis, reactions and images of Jackson’s confirmation here on the blog as we wait for the White House event to kick off.

Let’s start with this look at what Jackson’s affirmation means to the future of the Supreme Court, written by a Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington:

09:08

Ketanji Brown Jackson celebrates historic confirmation

Good morning and hello readers of the Friday blog. Thank you for joining us today at the newest US Supreme Court Ketanji Brown Jackson I will join Joe Biden at the White House to celebrate its historic confirmation.

We will bring you their comments as well as the vice president Kamala Harriswhen they speak at lunchtime.

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Here’s what we are still watching today:

  • dr Antoni Faucioa leading US infectious disease expert warns that a new rise in US Covid-19 is “likely” in the fall.
  • Jen PsakiThe press secretary of the White House will hand over the last briefing this week to reporters at 2 p.m.
  • The US House of Representatives and Senate are not in session today, which is probably a good thing as senators Susan Collins from Maine and Raphael Warnock Georgia joined a growing number of politicians with a positive test for Covid-19.

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