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The Senate is set Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

The chamber’s final confirmation vote for President Biden’s high court nominee is expected at about 1:45 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

Jackson is expected to get the minimum, 51 simple-majority votes in the evenly-split, 100-member Senate, with “yes” votes from at the least three Republicans. They are Sens. Susan Collin, of Maine, Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and Mitt Romney, of Utah.

If confirmed, Jackson, a federal judge, will be the first black female judge on the Supreme Court. She will replace Justice Steven Breyer, who is retiring this summer.

The GOP senators’ votes, amid their conference’s arguments that Jackson is too liberal and soft on crime, will give Biden a key win in this year’s midterm elections, having garnered bipartisan support in the highly-partisan process.

“It will be a joyous day,” Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer said late Wednesday in announcing Thursday’s vote schedule, which includes a preliminary vote scheduled for roughly noon.

Jackson, a 51 year-old federal appeals court judge, would be just the third black justice, after Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, and the sixth woman, according to the Associated Press.

Jackson replacing Breyer will not change the court’s 6-3, conservative-leaning makeup. 

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