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Biden Holding Supreme Court Interviews, Choice Expected Soon

President Biden has conducted interviews with three potential picks for the Supreme Court as he nears a decision on his promise to nominate a Black woman to the nation’s high court for the first time. Biden has interviewed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Judge Julianna Michelle Childs and Justice Leondra Reid Kruger. The White House declined to comment on the specific interviews, but officials say that Biden remains on target to announce his nominee by the end of February to succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, who is 83 years old, reports the Wall Street Journal. Biden said in an interview with NBC News this month that he was considering about four candidates. That list includes Judge Jackson, 51, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Justice Kruger, 45, who sits on the California Supreme Court; and Judge Childs, 55, a federal judge from South Carolina. Civil rights organizations and liberal groups have been in contact with the White House in recent days in preparation for an announcement. The president is expected to announce his nomination ahead of his first State of the Union address next Tuesday.

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