President Joe Biden has nominated Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former public defender and present decide on a strong appeals courtroom circuit, to switch retiring Supreme Court docket Justice Stephen Breyer.
Jackson has been a federal decide since 2013, serving first as a trial decide in DC. In 2021, Biden elevated her to america Court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. As a federal public defender from 2005 to 2007, she represented a number of the nation’s most weak folks. If confirmed, Decide Jackson would be the first Black lady ever to sit down on the Supreme Court docket.
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