On Friday, Joe Biden, the United States President, picked US attorney and jurist Ketanji Brown Jackson for the U.S. Supreme Court, currently serving as a federal judge on the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit, the first-ever Black female to serve on the nation’s highest Court that once announced her race undeserving of citizenship and endorsed segregation in the United States.
While introducing Ketanji Jackson at the White House late Friday, the U.S. leader avowed that he hopes it is time that they’ve a Court that displays the full talents and their nation’s greatness. With Biden’s pick standing alongside, the U.S. leader highly praised her as having a practical understanding that the law must perform for the people of the US. He added that Jackson goes all-out to be impartial, to get it right, to do justice.
President Biden officially declared Ms. Jackson as his nomination during an instance at the White House along with Kamala Harris, the U.S. Vice President, activating a confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate that would play out due to attempts of Democrats to preserve their majorities in the United States Congress in 2022 Midterms.
I’m proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court. 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.https://t.co/iePvhz1YaA pic.twitter.com/Nzqv2AtN8h
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 25, 2022
Court’s Conservative Majority Remains Unchanged
In naming a Black female, Mr. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is delivering on a 2020 campaign pledge to make the historical selection and to more branch out the United States High Court that was comprised wholly of white males for almost two hundred years. He said that consistently, their administration their courts have not looked like the United States.
Though Jackson, 51, enjoys an elite legal background, she’d be the High Court’s leading former public defender; however, she would be just the 3rd Black Justice in American history and only the 6th female to serve the court. In addition, Jackson’s expected Senate confirmation would mean that there would be four females together on the 9-member Court for the first time.
With a Conservative Clarence Thomas being the only Black member, Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the second Black on the current Court. The federal Appeals Court Judge would replace liberal Justice Stephan, who would retire at the end of tenure coming Summer, so, Jackson would not alter the 6/3 conservative majority of the Court. In short remarks, Ketanji Jackson expressed gratitude to President Biden and said she was humbled by the surprising honor with this pick.