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WH: Biden committed to adding Black woman to SCOTUS

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The White House says President Joe Biden is committed to nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. Press secretary Jen Psaki underscored that pledge at the White House briefing, hours after reports that liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to retire at the end of the summer. Psaki said the White House would have no comment on the news until Breyer makes the formal announcement of his retirement himself. But she said since taking office, Biden has nominated a historic number of judges to the federal bench who are people of color, suggesting "that is the evidence of his commitment...I would point to." Since Biden took office in January 2021, he has installed five Black women on federal appeals courts, with three more nominations pending before the Senate.

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