Biden Nominates Progressive Favorite for Key Judicial Position

Biden Nominates Progressive Favorite for Key Judicial Position

President Joe Biden, who while campaigning for minority support before the election vowed to appoint a black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Tuesday announced his nomination of a high-profile black woman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a district court judge in Washington, was among 11 nominees announced Tuesday.

Jackson was nominated to fill the spot formerly held by now-Attorney General Merrick Garland on a court considered a stepping-stone to the Supreme Court, according to Fox News.

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Chief Justice John Roberts and former Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia all served as judges in the high-profile court to which Jackson has been nominated.

Jackson formerly worked for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, including a stint as the vice-chair after being appointed to the post by former President Barack Obama, according to Reuters.

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