Biden to pick Kentanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman on Supreme Court | The Guardian Nigeria News


President Joe Biden is set to pick Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman in US history to serve on the nation’s highest court, media reported on Friday.

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.

With one liberal justice replacing another the announcement, reported by CNN and NBC, will not reshape the ideological make-up of the court — but it is a huge moment for Biden personally and politically.

White House officials hope it will provide a few days of positive news coverage ahead of the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

The pick presents an opportunity for the administration to pivot from a spate of bad news in recent months, with Biden’s domestic agenda stalled amid runaway inflation and plummeting poll numbers.

The announcement is also another chance for…

Source: Guardian Newspaper