(HorizonPost.com) – In January, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the bench after serving for over 27 years. Reportedly, President Joe Biden has now interviewed potential replacements for the liberal judge and would like to make his choice by the end of February. As of February 23, reports say he has three finalists for the position.
NBC News: President Biden has interviewed potential Supreme Court candidates, two sources familiar with the search tell @NBCNews.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 22, 2022
The three people who are now in the running include South Carolina Federal District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs, California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, and DC US Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Earlier this month, Biden said he wants a justice who has an open mind and “understands the Constitution.” If one of these three candidates is confirmed, she will become the first black woman on the Supreme Court.
Once the US leader makes his pick, the Senate will have to confirm the nomination. Democrats in the Upper Chamber already made it clear they want to move as quickly as possible before midterm elections possibly change political power in Congress. In fact, they’re already setting the stage to quickly confirm whichever justice Biden chooses. According to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), there may be bipartisan support for Breyer’s successor if he picks Childs.
Who do you think would make a suitable replacement on the court?
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