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Ketanji Brown Jackson Is The First Black Woman Nominated To The Supreme Court

FILE - In this April 28, 2021 file photo, Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending judicial nominations, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is expected to narrowly confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson for the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She is widely expected to land on President Joe Biden’s short list should a Supreme Court vacancy arise. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)

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What we know about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

President Joe Biden on Friday named Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. She would replace liberal Justice Stephen Breyer who is retiring at the end of the summer.

Reset talks to two law professors about the nomination, which would make Jackson the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court in its 223-year history.

GUESTS: Joyce A. Hughes, professor emerita at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law

Samuel Jones, law professor and associate dean at the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Law

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