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WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 25: U.S. President Joe Biden (R) arrives to introduce Ketanji Brown Jackson (L), a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court during an event in the Cross Hall of the White House February 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. Pending confirmation, Judge Brown Jackson would succeed retiring Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and become the first ever Black woman to serve on the high court. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

US President Joe Biden lauded “uniquely accomplished” Supreme Court candidate Ketanji Brown Jackson Friday as he nominated her to be the first Black woman to serve on the court.

“She steps up to fill Justice (Stephen) Breyer’s place on the court with a uniquely accomplished and wide ranging background,” Biden said in a White House address.

“She served both in public service, as a federal public defender, and in private law practice as an accomplished lawyer.”

© Agence France-Presse

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