Biden has decided on his U.S. Supreme Court choice -source

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden has decided on his choice for the US Supreme Court, a person familiar with the process said on Thursday.

The person did not name the nominee and would not comment on when the announcement would be made.

White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday Biden has not made an offer to a Supreme Court nominee, but he remains “on track” to announce his pick to replace Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of the month.

Biden has promised to name the first Black woman to the high court. The appointment must be confirmed by the Senate.

Potential nominees include Ketanji Brown Jackson, a former Breyer law clerk confirmed by the Senate last June to serve on an influential US appellate court, and Leondra Kruger, who serves on the California Supreme Court. Another potential contender is Michelle Childs, a federal district court judge in South Carolina who Biden already has nominated to the US appeals court in Washington.

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Reporting by Nandita Bose; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Jacqueline Wong & Shri Navaratnam

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