Oyogist has learned that US President, Joe Biden is expected to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court.
Biden has long vowed to make such a historic appointment.
Among the names of suitable individuals for the long awaited appointment are Ketanji Brown Jackson, a U.S. appeals court judge in Washington, D.C.; Leondra Kruger, a justice on California’s Supreme Court; Michelle Childs, a U.S. district court judge in South Carolina; Leslie Abrams Gardner, a U.S. district judge in Georgia; civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill; and even Vice President Kamala Harris.
Jackson, 51, is considered the most likely choice. She’s been a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since June; previously, she had been a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since 2013.
She is also a former public defender and previously clerked for Breyer.
The D.C. Circuit has been a launchpad for a number of Supreme Court justices.
John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh all previously served on the D.C. Circuit, as did the late Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.