Parliament stamped and a Black woman created history

The United States Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States with a 53-47 majority

Jackson is the first Black woman and the first justice to have worked as a federal public defender before joining the Supreme Court

Jackson, a 51-year-old appeals court judge with nine years on the federal bench, was approved by a 53-47 majority, primarily along party lines but with three Republican votes

"We've taken another step toward ensuring our highest court represent the diversity of America," Biden tweeted later

 Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote, making her the first Black woman to hold such a high position

When Justice Stephen Breyer retires this summer, Jackson will take his place, cementing the liberal flank of the 6-3 conservative-dominated court

Of course, Jackson's appointment has no effect on the court's ideological balance, but her presence will mark a seismic shift for the court in other respects.