Justice Stephen Breyer reportedly plans to step down from the U.S. Supreme Court docket on the finish of his time period in 6 months.
Breyer’s announcement offers Pres. Joe Biden time to search out his substitute — reportedly a liberal Black lesbian or transgender choose.
Breyer is the court docket’s oldest Justice at 83. His retirement pleases Democrats who imagine the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stayed too lengthy and disadvantaged the Democrats of appointing one other liberal to the best court docket.
The frontrunner on Biden’s brief record is D.C. District Court docket Choose Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Black feminine choose from Florida.
Brown Jackson, who will not be a lesbian, was nominated to the U.S. District Court docket for the District of Columbia by former President Barack Obama in 2013.
Jackson is married to Dr. Patrick Graves Jackson, the chief basic surgeon at MedStar Georgetown College Hospital. They’ve 2 youngsters.
Biden can be reportedly contemplating Vice President Kamala Harris, 57, to exchange Breyer on the Supreme Court docket.
Different potential Black or brown feminine nominees embody seventh Circuit Appeals Choose Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, 42 (pictured), who could also be a lesbian.
The record continues beneath:
- California Supreme Court docket Justice Leondra Kruger, 45
- S.C. US District Court docket Choose J. Michelle Childs, 55
- District Choose Wilhelmina “Mimi” Wright, 58
- Circuit Choose Eunice Lee, 51
- Sherrilyn Ifill, 59