President Joe Biden picked Ketanji Brown Jackson on Friday to be the first Black woman in U.S. history to serve on the nation’s highest court.
“I’m proud to announce that I am nominating judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court,” Mr. Biden said. “She is one of our nation’s brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice.”
The President will officially unveil his decision later on Friday at an appearance with judge Jackson, the White House said.
Judge Jackson, 51, was appointed to the Federal Bench in 2013, and was backed by three Republican Senators last year when she was elevated to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, seen as a staging ground for aspiring Supreme Court justices.