(USNewsMag.com) – President Joe Biden will soon be choosing his first nominee for the Supreme Court. He has already pledged to put a black woman on the court, but political pundits have also released a list of candidates well suited to replace Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
According to political experts, 55-year-old J. Michelle Childs is the candidate who would likely win the most GOP support. The judge has served in South Carolina’s Department of Labor for two years. She’s also been on the US District Court for the District of South Carolina since 2010. House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), who is often credited with helping Biden win the Democrat nomination, supports Childs and so does Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Lindsey Graham calls Michelle Childs — who is on Biden’s shortlist for SCOTUS — an “awesome person.” He adds: “I can’t think of a better person for President Biden to consider for the Supreme Court than Michelle Childs.” Calls her “fair-minded” and “highly gifted,” he says on CBS
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Ketanji Brown Jackson, 50, is also reportedly on the shortlist. She was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve on the US Court of Appeals for DC, a court well known as a stepping block for the Supreme Court.
Other names on the alleged shortlist are:
- Sherrilyn Ifill, 58, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Melissa Murray, 45, a former clerk for Justice Sonia Sotomayor and a current law professor at New York University
- Leondra R. Kruger, 44, who serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of California
- Wilhelmina Wright, 58, a judge on the US District Court for Minnesota
- Leslie Abrams Gardner, 46, is Stacy Abrams sister and a current judge on the US District Court of the Middle District of Georgia
Biden has said he plans to choose a nominee within the next month. Who do you think he’s going to choose?
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