Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he will step down from the Supreme Court of the United States at the end of his current term, setting the stage for President Joe Biden to name a black, female judge.
Breyer, at 83 years old and eldest member of the court, had been pressured by activists to retire.
Throughout the 2020 campaign, President Biden promised to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court.
Breyer’s term end in this summer, either June or early July.
Some of the names reportedly being discussed include Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and California Supreme Court justice, Leondra Kruger.