10 things you need to know today: January 28, 2022

Biden says the Supreme Court is 'long overdue' for 1st Black female justice, data shows economy grew at fastest pace since 1984, and more

President Biden speaks with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
President Biden speaks with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
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1. Biden says Supreme Court 'overdue' for 1st Black female justice

President Biden, reacting to liberal Justice Stephen Breyer's plan to retire from the Supreme Court, reaffirmed his pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the high court, a milestone he said was "long overdue." Breyer, 83, met with Biden at the White House, where the president praised him as a model public servant. Biden vowed to nominate a replacement by the end of February. He has already met with one of the potential nominees, Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, one of Breyer's former clerks the president interviewed for her current job as an appeals court judge in the D.C. circuit. Breyer's retirement before the fall midterms gives Biden the opportunity to pick a justice while Democrats control the 50-50 Senate.

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