Politico Pulls Together Reaction to Supreme Court Pick

From Politico Playbook PM:

KETANJI BROWN JACKSON will be nominated to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice STEPHEN BREYER. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to sit on the high court.

  • In a message posted on Twitter, President JOE BIDENcalled Jackson “one of our nation’s brightest legal minds” and he said she “will be an exceptional Justice,” per Josh Gerstein.
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper and Ariane de Vogue were first up with the news: “She received and accepted Biden’s offer in a call Thursday night.”

President Biden’s Supreme Court Pick: “How Ketanji Brown found a path between confrontation and compromise”

From a Washington Post story by Marc Fisher, Ann E. Marimow, and Lori Rozsa headlined “How Ketanji Brown found a path between confrontation and compromise”:

Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s choice to become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, was a “child of the ’70s,” as she puts it. Raised with an African name, dressed in early childhood in a mini-dashiki, she was expected to reap the fruit of the boycotts and sit-ins of the 1960s, taking advantage of the opportunities and equality her parents’ generation had demanded.