WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 24: U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions after delivering remarks about Russia's “unprovoked and unjustified" military invasion of neighboring Ukraine in the East Room of the White House on February 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden announced a new round of sanctions against Russia after President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on Ukraine from the land, sea and air on Thursday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has selected Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick to the Supreme Court. Should she get confirmed, Brown-Jackson will be the first female African American to preside on the top court in the Nation, fulfilling a campaign promise the President made in 2020.

She would also be the second youngest person on the court, at 51 year old. Amy Coney Barret is 50.  Brown-Jackson is expected to replace Stephen Breyer who is slated to retire at the end of his term this summer. Breyer has been on the Court since 1994.

Brown-Jackson will now go through the confirmation process, which historically can be a very prickly, partisan battle.

Brown-Jackson spent the past eight months on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington D.C., and was confirmed 53-44 with three Republicans, Lindsey Graham 0f South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska backing her candidacy.

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 28: Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending judicial nominations on Capitol Hill, April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committee is holding the hearing on pending judicial nominations. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images)