Ketanji Brown Jackson emerges as frontrunner for vacant US Supreme Court seat

Friday - 28/01/2022 08:23
If appointed, she would be the first black woman to sit on country’s most powerful bench
Ketanji Brown Jackson was last year confirmed by the Senate to the District of Columbia appeals court © Tom Williams/Pool/Reuters
Ketanji Brown Jackson was last year confirmed by the Senate to the District of Columbia appeals court © Tom Williams/Pool/Reuters

After Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death in 2016 left a seat vacant on the US Supreme Court, the 11-year-old daughter of federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson drafted a letter to then-president Barack Obama recommending her mother as a replacement.

That effort proved unsuccessful, but six years later, Jackson is among the frontrunners to become the newest justice on America’s highest court, after the retirement of Stephen Breyer later this year.

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