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.”
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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