#LLANews: U.S President, Joe Biden considers Candace Jackson-Akiwumi among others, for Supreme Court.

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi

President Joe Biden has said he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court for the first time in history, filling the vacancy left by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

President Joe Biden has said he will nominate a Black woman to the US Supreme Court for the first time in history, filling the vacancy left by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

Candace Jackson-Akiwumi has been noted as one of the most likely potential nominees for a Supreme Court appointment under President Joe Biden.

Candace Rae Jackson-Akiwumi is an American attorney and judge serving as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since July 2021.

 She was previously a staff attorney at the federal defender program in the Northern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2020 and a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington, D.C. from 2020 to 2021.

The exit of Breyer, who is 83, provides Biden with a likely smooth opportunity to name a replacement to the lifelong seat on the Supreme Court while his Democratic Party retains control of the Senate.

Currently, the Supreme Court is divided into six conservatives and three liberals. Biden will now be able to appoint another liberal-leaning jurist to the court, keeping the balance in place.

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