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SNL celebrates Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation

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Amid a whiplash information cycle, “Saturday Evening Stay” paused to relish a second in American historical past that marked the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The present opened with Brown, performed by Ego Nwodim, being hosted within the Oval Workplace by President Joe Biden, performed by James Austin Johnson.

Biden mentioned he’d fulfilled a marketing campaign promise to place a Black lady on the excessive court docket. Jackson mentioned she was completely satisfied to steer.

“I used to be completely satisfied to do my half,” she mentioned, “work twice as laborious because the white man my complete life after which spend every week listening to Ted Cruz calling me a pedophile.”

Biden urged Jackson to take a second and “really feel the burden of historical past” from contained in the White Home.

Jackson imagined whom she’d need to communicate to, and late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, performed by Kate McKinnon, appeared. She mentioned there was some justice in the long run — Jackson’s affirmation Thursday by the U.S. Senate.

“Ultimately,” she mentioned, “individuals do the suitable factor.”

“I used to be confirmed to the senate 96 to three,” Ginsburg continued. “Proper? What was your vote?”

Jackson responded, “53-47. Plenty of them walked out, and one man saved asking me if babies are racist.”

Ginsburg: “Ted Cruz?”

Jackson: “You recognize it was.”

The subject continued on information section “Weekend Replace.” Co-host Colin Jost mentioned that, upon the Senate’s affirmation of U.S. Circuit Courtroom decide as the primary Black lady to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, Justice Brett Kavanaugh mentioned, “I’ll drink to that.”

Jost ultimately returned to the nation’s extra urgent information, the fallout from Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the Academy Awards final month.

He famous that Smith was being sanctioned with a 10-year ban on showing on the annual occasion.

“However is {that a} punishment?” Jost mentioned. “He can nonetheless be nominated and even win an award. He may even go to the afterparty. He simply does not need to attend the four-hour ceremony — the place somebody is certainly going to make fun of his spouse once more.”

“I feel the true punishment could be to make Will Smith host subsequent 12 months’s Oscars,” Jost mentioned.