The US Senate is expected to vote on Thursday to approve Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for a seat on the Supreme Court.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said late Wednesday that the Senate was scheduled to take a final vote on Thursday afternoon.
Democrats have an evenly split runoff majority in the 100-member Senate, and three Republicans — Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney — have said they will vote to approve Jackson’s nomination.
The 51-year-old federal appeals court judge would be the first black woman to serve on the court and only the third black female judge in the court’s history.
She would also join the three women currently serving, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Amy Coney Barrett, marking the first time the court has had four women at the same time.
President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to replace outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer.
[Parte de la información para este informe provino de The Associated Press]
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