ArkLaTex judges react to Biden’s promise of nominating first Black woman to SCOTUS

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Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 2:31 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - President Joe Biden’s next big decision could be a historic one. Biden said he plans on nominating the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

The new appointee will fill Justice Stephen Breyer’s seat. He announced his retirement on Thursday, Jan. 27.

ArkLaTex judges spoke with KSLA on the impact this decision could have.

“This is things 20 years ago that just was unheard of. So, it allows them to see that whatever you want to do in life, you work hard at it; you can do it,” said Judge Ree Casey-Jones, with the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court.

The possible history-making event could help some people reach for higher goals than they ever thought possible.

“Although the symbolism is great, it’s a pretty optic. But for the most part this will go a long way into securing young girls self confidence, motivation. Inspiration.” said Judge Shonda D. Stone, with the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal.

Biden plans to name his nominee next month. One thing he claims is certain; it will be an African American woman.

“We know that African American women throughout history have sustained and nurtured and undergirded our positions in the community. And for that I do want to pay homage to them because without their efforts we might not be in the positions we are now,” said Stone.

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