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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court in a historic vote on Thursday. Jackson is the first Black female Supreme Court justice.

The final vote was 53 to 47, with all 50 Democrats voting yes. The Democrats were joined by Republican Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote, NBC reports.

Jackson is due to take office in June or July - when Justice Stephen Breyer is expected to retire.

Jackson faced relatively easy questions during her confirmation hearings compared to Justice Amy Coney Barrett who received no Democratic votes.

Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by then-President Donald Trump.

Democrats expressed their joy on Twitter.