(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: Just moments ago, word came that President Joe Biden has selected Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who currently sits on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court.
If the United States Senate confirms Judge Jackson, she will become the first Black woman to serve on the court.
From the outset, even during his 2020 presidential campaign, Biden pledged that, if elected, he would appoint a Black woman to the highest court in the land.
According to the Washington Post:
“President Biden will nominate federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Justice Stephen G. Breyer, according to people briefed on the process, a historic choice that fulfills the president’s pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.
“Jackson, 51, would also be just the third African American in the high court’s 233-year history. A former public defender, she served as a trial court judge in Washington for eight years before Biden elevated her last year to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She was confirmed to that court after a relatively uncontentious Senate hearing and with the backing of three Republican lawmakers.”
This is a breaking news report.
BREAKING: Biden picks DC Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to The Supreme Court, according to several reports
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