Medpage Today  |  March 1, 2022

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For the first time in its 233-year history, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to have a Black female justice. On February 25, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, for whom Jackson clerked. As Biden noted, this brings us closer to a “court that reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation.” Jackson’s nomination won’t shift the Supreme Court’s ideological makeup, but it will mean four female justices, another landmark. Vital public health cases are coming before the court, from COVID-19 to abortion and firearms. What does her nomination mean for the future of America’s health?

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