Judge Jackson on Wednesday (March 2) made his way to Capitol Hill to begin the approval process by meeting with Senate leaders, including the majority leader Chuck Sumer, Chairman of the Judicial Committee Dick Durbinand leader of the Senate minority Mitch McConnell.
The President Joe Biden announced the election of a candidate for the Supreme Court last week, showing that he chose a 51-year-old to replace Justice Stephen Breyer retiring after almost 30 years on the bench.
Jackson was born in Washington and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard University and once worked as a clerk in justice for Breyer. So far, the mother of two has received great support, including from the Fraternal Order of Police, which praised the family history of Judge Jackson, who was involved in law enforcement.
If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first black woman to sit in the country’s highest court.