Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was chosen as the nominee to the U.S Supreme Court by President Joe Biden as Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, is retiring at the end of the term this summer. According to the nomination Ketanji Brown Jackson is presently a federal appeal court judge and the first black woman to serve on the high court that once proclaim her race unworthy to attain citizenship.
Biden while addressing the public from the White House he introduced Jackson as the nominee for the Supreme Court and claimed that "For ages our Government and our court haven't appeared like America and I believe this time our court will exhibit the genuine talent and greatness of our nation."
Biden followed a very thorough and rigorous process to find a suitable replacement for Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, who is retiring at the end of the term this summer. By nominating Jackson as the judge of Supreme Court Biden has put his campaign promise into effect making an historic appointment. His nomination has diversified the U.S court which was entirely occupied by White men for almost two centuries.
Ketanji Jackson, 51, would be the current court’s second Black justice after Justice Clarence Thomas. During her speech Jackson acknowledges that she shares her birthday with the late U.S. District Judge Constance Baker Motley who was the first African American women to serve as a federal judge and to fight a case before Supreme Court.