By: Just the News
resident Biden will on Friday announce Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his Supreme Court nominee to fill the space being vacated by the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, according to multiple news reports.
Jackson, 51, sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and if confirmed by the Senate would become the first black female justice appointed to the nine-member high court. During earlier parts of her career, Jackson served as a clerk for Justice Breyer as well as a public defender, which made her resume appealing to Biden who has voices a desire to put more public defenders on the federal bench.
According to CNN, Jackson, received and accepted the offer from President Biden on Thursday night.
A decision Friday by the president would mark exactly two years since then-presidential candidate Biden promised to appoint the first black female justice to the court.
Biden said he would share his choice by late February. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there would absolutely be a public announcement before March 1.
On Thursday, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued an opinion, which was a notable deviation from its typical Tuesday/Friday release schedule, causing some to speculate that Jackson was likely the president's selection. A similar set of circumstances preceded the selection of then-D.C. Appeals Court judge Brett Kavanaugh when he was offered a spot on the court.