Biden stresses diversity in first judicial nominations

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden announced his first judicial nominations Tuesday, stressing diversity in yet another break with the policies of Donald Trump. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is African-American, was nominated to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which is known to handle major cases. If confirmed by the Senate, she would replace Merrick Garland, who is now Biden’s attorney general, the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Jackson, 50, is regularly mentioned as a potential Supreme Court judge some day. She would be the first Black …

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