President Joe Biden is planning to fulfill his campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the court. As per the White House, President Joe Biden is expected to make an African-American woman his first nomination to the Supreme Court. The new nomination will take the position of liberal justice, Stephen Breyer, who is likely to retire at the end of the current Supreme Court term in June.
Justice Stephen Breyer has not announced her retirement plan. His term is likely to end at the end of June. Furthermore, Justice Breyer’s replacement would not change the court’s current 6-3 conservative majority. During the daily media briefing of the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki. She has been asked about Stephen Breyer’s plans to retire from the supreme court.
She disclosed that the White House will not reveal any information about Justice Breyer’s retirement until he decides to make his retirement plan official. Psaki took to Twitter and wrote that it has always been up to each Supreme Court Justice to choose when to retire, and how and how to announce, this is still the case these days. White House has no new details or information to give.
Furthermore, the Supreme Court plays an important role in American life, and it is frequently the final word on challenging laws, state-federal government issues, and final petitions to postpone executions. After being chosen by the president and ratified by the Senate, each of the nine judges, known as justices, is appointed for life.
Additionally, only two African Americans have ever served on the court, both of whom were men. One was Justice Thurgood Marshall, who served from 1967 to 1991, and his successor, and the other is Justice Clarence Thomas, who is set to become the court’s oldest player at the age of 73. White House has not disclosed the nomination yet.