Law/Justice

Who Biden might nominate to replace Justice Stephen Breyer

I’ve heard it rumored Biden might move Kamala to the Supreme Court and make Hillary VP. I would be surprised if that actually happened but it would be funny as hell.

By Brigid Kennedy The Week

Now that Justice Stephen Breyer has reportedly decided to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, the speculation over who President Biden could tap to replace him has officially taken on new life.

And considering Democrats’ slim chances of holding onto their Senate majority this November, Biden will have to choose a nominee that can safely and quickly garner 51 votes before midterms potentially swing the chamber’s balance of power.

So, who’s believed to be in the running? As one option: Judge Ketani Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., circuit, a Harvard Law School graduate and former law clerk to none other than Justice Breyer, per The New York Times. Another possibility is Justice Leondra R. Kruge of the California Supreme Court, a graduate of Yale Law School and former law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens. University of South Carolina law alum Judge J. Michelle Childs, who serves on the Federal District Court in South Carolina and used to work in state government, also appears to be on the docket.

Further influencing selection speculation is Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman to the court, a promise he now has the opportunity to fulfill, notes CNN.

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