Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, whom Jackson will replace, has announced the date of his retirement. The announcement comes days after a flurry of controversial decisions and opinions from the conservative-leaning Court that will be joined by a Black woman for the first time ever.

Beyond being a Black woman, civil rights groups say, Biden's nominee needs to value racial equity and not be influenced by politics in order to help bring balance to the Supreme Court.

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit as a movement grew to have Justice Stephen Breyer step down from the U.S. Supreme Court, which has never had a Black woman judge.