President Biden will nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

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President Biden promised to nominate and appoint this country’s first Black female justice to the Supreme Court, and that’s exactly what he’s trying to do. Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement about one month ago, amid widespread reports of the toxic atmosphere within the current SCOTUS. Biden looked through the potential candidates and found an intelligent, qualified Black woman to replace Breyer. Here we go!

History will be made on Friday, when President Joe Biden announces that Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman ever to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, PEOPLE confirms. Jackson’s pick — after extensive deliberations and interviews by the White House — was confirmed by a source familiar with the matter.

Biden is expected to announce Jackson’s nomination on Friday afternoon, the source says.

If confirmed, Jackson will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement from the court in January.

During his presidential campaign, Biden vowed to nominate an African-American woman to serve on the bench, reiterating that pledge once Breyer announced his intent to retire.

“I’ve made no decision except one: The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character experience and integrity,” Biden said in January. “And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. It’s long overdue in my view. I made that commitment during my campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment.”

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I love her already! And I love that President Biden refused to back down in the face of Republican malarkey and racism. He made a promise to nominate a Black woman and he delivered. As for Judge Brown Jackson, she actually clerked for Justice Breyer right out of Harvard Law! Methinks Justice Breyer actually suggested Judge Brown Jackson. She also worked for several years as a public defender, which is an experience few SCOTUS justices have.

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  1. LBB says:


  2. Well Wisher says:

    Congratulations !! A well deserved nominee and suitable candidate.

  3. Dtab says:

    Let the Sh*t show commence with the republicans….I dread to think what they are going to say about this woman, At least she is more than qualified and up for the role

    • Mac says:

      Biden was really smart to nominate her for the appellate court. She’s already been confirmed by this Senate so their arguments against her hold no weight whatsoever.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        unfortunately, the GOP is so shameless that, even if they had no objection to the nomination for her current appointment and deemed her qualified, they’ll find SOMETHING to complain about how she isn’t qualified for this spot. they did it to Merrick Garland, calling him a good candidate, but when he was nominated for SCOTUS, we all remember what happened.

      • Sumodo1 says:

        Yeah—isn’t that wonderful?!! Susan Collins is such an idiot tho—watch her make counterproductive comments.

  4. Eurydice says:

    Cool, I was expecting he’d choose her.

  5. mia girl says:

    So incredibly excited and proud of a fellow Miami native!

  6. Eviesmom says:

    Yay! This is awesome news!

  7. Jais says:

    Here for this!

  8. vs says:

    It is official now; he has nominated her…………..amazing news!!!

  9. Harper says:

    This is so right. How many Harvard law grads become public defenders? Congratulations to her, and thank you Biden for delivering.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Absolutely!!! The pool that he was choosing from was a fabulous group of accomplished, committed, well educated and accomplished women. I was impressed by his group of candidates, but I am excited for Ketanji Brown Jackson!!! She will certainly give the rest of SCOTUS a run for their money!!!

      • bananapanda says:

        My friend’s sister in law was nominated by Biden to (Federal?) bench in California and had a Senate hearing last month with two other bad ass women – it was exciting to see.

        Hopefully Biden can fill more seats throughout the country with women. I want to see every level of every branch 50% women.

  10. Mike says:

    She is only 51. I hope she makes sure to eat healthily and exercise so she can be on the bench for 30 plus years. I am sure the GOP is super angry but there is nothing they can do about it and after the rammed their person through after denying Obama they deserve to take a big L

    • Emma says:

      It’s not a big L for the Republicans. They will still control the Supreme Court for a couple of generations and will probably control Congress after the midterms coming up.

      I have no doubt this highly qualified judge will be traduced from here to kingdom come just because she’s Black and female, and she doesn’t meet their hardcore Christian fascist fundamentalist handmaiden standard.

      • KFG says:

        Clarence Thomas’s wife is connected to the jan 6 insurrection and funded the fake ballots and fake delegates. I think he’s going to resign soon.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ KFG, REALLY?????? Holy shit!!! I am here for his sorry ass to leave!!! What first world country has TWO sexual predators on their Supreme Court?

  11. Case says:

    Wonderful news! I appreciate that President Biden is leading by example in terms of being intentional about hiring a diverse group of people. A lot of white people like to think this will just happen organically, and perhaps it will one day, but not yet. It is so so important to reach out of our comfort zones to work with people who are not like us in race, gender, sexuality, physical ability, etc. Well done!

  12. Becks1 says:

    Awesome news!!!

  13. K says:

    This is fantastic!

  14. LarkspurLM says:

    Excellent news!!! I wish her a speedy confirmation!

    And look at that Biden can nominate a SC judge, manage the USA and a world conflict at the same time 😉 GO JOE!

  15. Incognito08 says:

    As an African American woman, this nomination has me smiling so hard. We have always heard the old adage, “To succeed, you have to pull yourself up by the bootstraps.” Well, this woman graduated from THEE premier law school in the United States and has professional experience others on the SCOTUS don’t have. So, when the Republican Party eventually deflects to the tired old tropes about her being an Affirmative Action nominee, their protests will ring hollow. I can’t wait for her to be confirmed and am hopeful that loser Clarence Thomas is forced to vacate his seat in the near future.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Incognito08, I am in solidarity with you!! It’s about time that the SCOTUS reflect the entire American public! It’s the 21st century and the same white, male, rich and privileged SCOTUS picks is a time of the past. We are better than what the current SCOTUS members are. We are a supposed first world country that has 2 sexual predators, which she be reason enough NOT to allow them the seat at that table.

      As for Thomas, his time has come to resign his seat. The actions of his wife and the influence she has not only on his positions regarding matters brought to the SCOTUS, in addition to her ties with the insurrection, it’s time that he step aside. It’s apparent that Thomas is allowing his wife to influence his decisions.

  16. Mimi says:


  17. Traveller says:

    A great candidate! We desperately need a successful vote to confirm.
    It is so important to see some significant wins now against the evil empire which is the whole of the current GOP.

  18. Seaflower says:

    Wonderful news

  19. lucy2 says:

    This is awesome.

  20. Ashley L. says:

    As a black female attorney I am so proud and excited for this nomination!


    Justice Jackson along with Justices Sotomayor and Kagan will be a stark contrast to the rest of the court (who I won’t even name because they are all so pointless and partisan anyways).

  22. Rise & Shine says:

    Wonderful news. This is so exciting on so many levels, and yeah about time…alright! YAY!

  23. herhighness says:

    It’s always hard being the ‘only one’ in a room. But so many of us (black women) have simply gotten used to it & I have faith in her. I hope the bench welcomes her with open arms!