Biden nominates Jackson, first Black woman, to Supreme Court

 

February 25, 2022



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the first Black woman selected to serve on a court that once declared her race unworthy of citizenship and endorsed American segregation.

Introducing Jackson at the White House, Biden declared, "I believe it's time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation."

With his nominee standing alongside, the president praised her as having "a pragmatic understanding that the law must work for the American people." He said, "She stri...



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