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Judge Jackson Nominated to Supreme Court

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Floyd Ciruli

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President Joe Biden has nominated federal appeals court judge, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the Supreme Court. Democrats would like to finish confirmation by Easter, April 17. Her appointment won’t change the balance of the court, but it might affect the dynamics and the tone.

In a Washington Post poll, the pubic appears to believe having a Black woman on the Court would be “a good thing for the country” (45%) or “make no difference” (48%). Only 4 percent believe it would be bad. Democrats (78%), Blacks (65%) and women (54%) are the most supportive of a Black woman the Court.

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Unless something unexpected appears in the record or hearings (she’s been confirmed previously for judgeships and received Republican Senate votes (3)), this may be a win for Biden after a very tough period.