How Biden Could Make—or Break—His Legacy With Black Women

Everything you need to know about the impending Supreme Court nomination.

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All eyes are on President Biden, who's expected to announce a Black woman as a Supreme Court nominee before the end of the month. Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Joe Biden has a chance to make good on his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court—and it should be happening fairly soon!

In this week’s episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down the top names floating around to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the bench: D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger (Jess’ pick!), and South Carolina District Judge J. Michelle Childs.

Breyer officially announced in late January that he’s retiring after the end of this Court term; Biden said he plans on announcing his pick to replace Breyer before the end of the month.

With this nomination and impending confirmation fight, Biden has a lot to make up for—he egregiously mishandled the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings three decades ago when he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and oversaw the proceedings.

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