Friday, September 30

Today, the ceremonial investiture of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is taking place. President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will be attending the invitation-only event at the Supreme Court.

While Justice Jackson took her official Supreme Court oaths when Justice Breyer retired at the end of June, the tradition of the special sitting of the court for the commissioning of the new justice was instituted by Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1972. During this investiture, the attorney general will present the commission, which the president has signed, and the clerk will read it into the record. Chief Justice John Roberts will then administer the judicial oath.

Justice Jackson has voted on emergency cases and prepared for the coming term since her official swearing-in. She participated in the court’s first closed-door session this week in which the justices reviewed case petitions and deliberated over the procedures for the Supreme Court building as the court will open to the public for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in March 2020.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president to be led by the Lord in his choices for appointees and nominees for executive and judicial positions.
  • For Associate Justice Jackson to seek God’s guidance in fulfilling her role on the Supreme Court bench.
  • For Administrator Criswell as she heads FEMA in assisting search and rescue efforts in Florida.

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