US President Joe Biden Set To Appoint a Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice

The United States President, Joe Biden has said he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court for the first time in history, restoring the vacancy left by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi has been pointed out as one of the considerably potential nominees for a Supreme Court nomination under Joe Biden.

Jackson-Akiwumi is married to her husband Eric Akiwumi, who is a Nigeria citizen.

“I’ve made no decision except (the) person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity,” Joe Biden announced in an address from the White House.

“And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court.”

Biden, speaking at a podium alongside Breyer, also revealed that he would seek a quick nomination process, pledging to name his nominee by the end of February.

The exit of Breyer, who is 83, gives Biden a likely smooth chance to name a replacement to the lifelong seat on the Supreme Court while his Democratic Party maintains control of the Senate.

The Supreme Court is presently separated between six conservatives and three liberals. Biden will now be able to appoint another liberal-leaning jurist to the court, retaining the balance.

Breyer had been under burden from liberals to leave in time for Biden to get his candidate through the Senate before November’s midterm elections, when Republicans are in a strong chance to win majorities in Congress and would then regulate the approval process

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