President Joseph R. Biden made good on a central campaign pledge on Friday. Biden announced on Twitter that he was nominating D.C Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to sit on the United States Supreme Court.
If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to sit on the high court.”"I'm proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court,” Biden wrote. “Currently serving on the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she is one of our nation's brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice." Jackson, a 51-year-old Harvard College and Harvard Law School graduate, now heads to the Senate for meetings with lawmakers as she prepares for confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.