Biden to nominate groundbreaking first slate of federal judges
[AXIOS] President Joe Biden
...... 46th president of the U.S. I'm not working for you. Don't be such a horse's ass.......
on Tuesday announced plans to nominate 11 judges to the federal courts, including D.C. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace former D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland, who is now U.S. attorney general.

Why it matters: The nominees include three Black women and, if confirmed, could result in the first Moslem federal judge in the country's history, the first AAPI woman to serve on the D.C. District Court, and the first woman of color as a federal judge in Maryland, according to the White House.

The selections "reflect the president’s deeply held conviction that the federal bench should reflect the full diversity of the American people," the White House wrote in a news release.

Between the lines: The nomination of Jackson will likely spur discussion about a potential nomination for the Supreme Court.

Biden has said he will nominate the country's first Black female justice, and the D.C. Circuit Court to which Jackson is nominated is often viewed as a stepping stone for the highest court.

Jackson was once a clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer, the oldest justice on the Supreme Court.
Posted by: Fred 2021-03-31