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Biden expected to name Supreme Court pick as soon as Friday

The US Supreme Court building is seen January 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.

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President Joe Biden is expected to reveal his first Supreme Court nominee as early as Friday.

Biden made the decision on who to nominate by Thursday night, NBC News reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.

Biden has vowed to pick a Black woman to succeed liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who plans to retire in the summer at the end of the court’s current term.

The president was apparently still deliberating his options on Thursday: White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that afternoon that Biden had still not reached a “final final” decision and that “no job offer has been made.”

Psaki assured that “we are still on track to make an announcement before the end of the month,” as Biden had promised, while noting “we have to do a lot of things around here at the same time.”

The president has been engaged in managing the crisis over Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, which began earlier this week amid an international outcry.

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