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Biden calls for changing Senate filibuster rule to codify abortion

Happy Thursday, OnPolitics readers.

Americans witnessed an historic event in the Supreme Court as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman and 104th justice to serve on the high court, was sworn in Thursday.

Jackson, 51, will take the seat left vacant by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, who retired after nearly three decades in court. The Miami native and former US Court of Appeals judge for the DC circuit was confirmed by the Senate three months ago.

Jackson was administered two oaths of office—one from Chief Justice John Roberts and the other from Breyer, whom she clerked for over 20 years ago—amid several controversial rulings from the court, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday and a decision to expand access to guns weeks after two high profile mass shootings in New York and Texas.

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