Biden to nominate Jackson as first black woman on U.S. Supreme Court -source

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FILE PHOTO: Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on pending U.S. judicial nominations on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden planned to nominate federal appellate judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, a source familiar told Reuters on Friday.

The move makes good on a campaign promise and sets up a confirmation battle in the evenly divided U.S. Senate.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; writing by Doina Chiacu; editing by Susan Heavey)

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