Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Biden has decided to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Jackson is currently a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and previously clerked for Justice Breyer. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the tenth Supreme Court justice to have previously clerked on the Court, and the third justice nominated to replace the justice for whom they clerked (the prior two being Chief Justice Roberts (Rehnquist) and Justice Kavanagh (Kennedy).
Nominating Judge Jackson fulfills President Biden’s campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court,
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