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Biden’s Choice for SCOTUS is Revealed
Joe Biden has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, and she is the first black woman to be nominated to the high court, as he promised.
“According to a source who has been notified about the decision, President Biden has decided to nominate to the Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,” CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted.
Not a Surprise Pick
Jackson, 51, has long been regarded as the front-runner for the position, especially after Biden moved her last year from the trial court bench to the appeals court, which is second only to the Supreme Court in terms of power.
It remains to be seen what Jackson will face in the confirmation process after Democrats made the process exceedingly difficult for two Trump nominees.
The announcement is also providing a distraction from the ongoing Russian invasion of the Ukraine and the US’s possible involvement.