Biden Picks Ketanji Brown Jackson as his Supreme Court Nominee

Headline Roundup February 25th, 2022

President Joe Biden has selected Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick to fill the Supreme Court seat that will be vacated by Justice Stephen Breyer at the end of the term this summer.  If she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, which is split 50-50 along party lines, she will be the first black woman on the high court's bench.  Her nomination, once sent to the Senate, will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  After confirmation hearings, her nomination will go to the Senate floor for a final vote.

Judge Brown, 51, has served for eight years as federal trial court judge, and was on a short list of contenders considered by the White House.  Last June, she was confirmed for a seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Her most prominent decision to date was perhaps an opinion ordering President Trump's former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify in the House Judiciary Committee's investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. It is believed that her addition to the Supreme Court would not fundamentally shift its 6-3 conservative majjority balance.

From the Left
Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson

President Joe Biden on Friday will nominate federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the matter, making her the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed segregation.

In Jackson, Biden delivers on a campaign promise to make the historic appointment and to further diversify a court that was made up entirely of white men for almost two centuries. He has chosen an attorney who would be the high court’s first...

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From the Center

President Biden will nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, D.C., to the Supreme Court, setting up the likely seating of the nation’s first Black woman justice, according to multiple reports.

For Jackson, her nomination culminates a meteoric rise through the federal judiciary following just eight months on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a role she was chosen for after eight years as a federal district court judge in D.C.

Biden’s decision caps off a month of closely held deliberations at the White House over...

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From the Right

President Joe Biden will nominate federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Friday to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, which would make her the first black woman on the high court's bench should she be confirmed by the Senate.

Breyer announced his retirement last month after 28 years on the Supreme Court, effective when the current term ends this summer. That paved the opportunity for Biden to fulfill his 2020 campaign promise of nominating a black woman as a Supreme Court justice.

Jackson, 51, was known to be on a short list of contenders the White...

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