Ketanji Brown Jackson to be First Woman of Color on the Supreme Court


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If Ketanji Brown Jackson gets elected, she’ll be the first women of color on the Supreme Court.

After over a year of hail from Democrats, Justice Stephen Breyer – who had served on the Supreme Court for fourteen years – announced his retirement plans for either June or July of 2022, during the court’s summer recess. According to the liberals, it’s time for a younger Justice to be on the Supreme Court, one that can serve for the years to come. Because of this, president Joe Biden elected Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Breyer’s position on February 25, 2022. In doing so, Biden could potentially make history, seeing that Jackson would be the first woman of color out of the 120 justices who have served on the Supreme Court in its 232 years of existence.
“I believe it’s time that we have a court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation,” Biden explained, “with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications and that we inspire all young people to believe that they can one day serve their country at the highest level.”
Calling her “One of our nation’s brightest legal minds,” on Twitter, Biden then tweeted that she would be, “an exceptional Justice.”
After being promoted by Biden from the trial court bench to the appeals court – next in line to the supreme court – Jackson was long regarded as one of the top candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court, even before Biden’s opinion was revealed publicly. She was even one of former President Barack Obama’s candidates to succeed Justice Scalia after his death. Ketanji Brown Jackson is especially popular with activists looking for a Justice willing to oppose the court’s conservatives. Not only that, but, “because of her diverse and broad public service, Judge Jackson has a unique appreciation of how critical it is for the justice system to be fair and impartial,” a White House post emphasized, “with multiple law enforcement officials in her family, she also has a personal understanding of the stakes of the legal system.”
Kentaji Brown Jackson has more than a few advantages for gaining republican followers as well – she has ties to Paul Ryan, a former GOP House speaker. Being her husband’s twin’s brother-in-law, Ryan supported her nomination for Justice, with his supporters following in his footsteps. “I am humbled and honored to be here,” Jackson announced in her opening statement, “and I am truly grateful for the generous introductions that my former judicial colleague, Judge Tom Griffith, and my close friend Professor Lisa Fairfax have so graciously provided.”
With Justice Breyer due to retire in early summer, Brown has the opportunity of a lifetime – with a possibility of making history.