Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated for District Judge of the District of Columbia, was sworn in before a hearing before the Senate Judicial Committee on Nomination to Capitol Hill in Washington on April 28, 2021.
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The President Joe Biden He is expected to announce on Friday that he will nominate federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, NBC News and other publications reported.
Biden has decided who to nominate by Thursday evening, This was reported by NBC.
The president has promised to elect a black woman to succeed Liberal Judge Stephen Breer, who plans to retire in the summer after the current trial. Biden had made that promise years earlier as a presidential candidate.
If successful, Biden’s nomination will at least temporarily avoid further erosion of the already reduced liberal flank of the Supreme Court, which the Conservatives have dominated 6-3.
Only five women – Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginzburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Amy Connie Barrett – served on the Supreme Court. Only two blacks, Turgud Marshall and Clarence Thomas, have ever been appointed to the bench. No black woman has ever sat in a high court.
Biden appears to be still debating his options Thursday: White House spokesman Jen Psaki said that day that Biden had not yet made a “final” decision and that “a job offer had not been made.”
Psaki assured that “we are still on the way to make an announcement by the end of the month”. as promised by Bidenwhile noting that “we have to do many things here at once”.
The president was deeply involved in crisis management over Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine earlier this week. against the background of international resonance.
Jackson, 51, is young in court modern standards – was confirmed last year by the DC County Court of Appeals with 53 votes to 44. All 50 Democrats supported Brown’s nomination along with Republicans Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Jackson previously worked at Breyer, and her court certificate is there received the desires of progressives.
Several publications reported that Biden was also being considered by Federal Judge South Carolina J. Michelle Childs and California Supreme Court Justice Leandra Kruger until the last days of the selection process.
Because of Republicans are casting a 60-vote rule for Supreme Court candidates during the Trump administration, a 50- to 50-seat split in the Senate gives Democrats enough power to confirm Biden’s final election without Republican votes. Vice President Kamala Harris, if needed, will vote to determine the outcome.
In early February, this small majority was briefly overshadowed by the news that Senator Ben Ray Lujan, DN.M., was hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
But for two weeks, Luzhan published a video statement in which he assured that he would be completely cured and return to the Senate to consider and vote for Biden’s candidacy.
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