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No Biden your time on this one, Joe. It could come back to haunt ...

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No Biden your time on this one, Joe. It could come back to haunt you

US president could face serious blow if he doesn’t make good on promise to appoint black woman to Supreme Court

Mario Parker

US Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to mend ties with African American voters by following through on his promise to nominate the first black woman to the court.

With the pick the president stands a chance of energising a key constituency before November’s midterm elections, when his party will try to cling to its narrow majorities in Congress.

Biden has often credited black voters with putting him in the White House. But since he took office, frustration has grown among African Americans over his failure to achieve two key priorities: legislation to overhaul US policing and combating efforts in Republican-led states to restrict voting rights...

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