Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to SC

February 26, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:39 am IST - Washington

First Black woman to serve in top court

Ketanji Brown JacksonKEVIN LAMARQUE

Ketanji Brown JacksonKEVIN LAMARQUE

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.

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