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Seeking court that looks ‘like America,’ Biden picks Ketanji Brown Jackson

And the pick resonated in the Black community off the Hill as well. The Rev. Leah Daughtry, who once led the Democratic National Committee, said she was “overwhelmed” that her 5-year-old niece might be able to see someone who looks like her dispensing justice on the highest court in the land. “I didn't grow up seeing that,” Daughtry said in an interview, her voice cracking with emotion. “Her dreams will automatically include the prospect of a justice because she's seen it. It's the norm for her. It's not any kind of joyous moment for her, because she'll grow up and think, ‘Oh, isn't it always like this?’ And that's wonderful.”

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Essential Politics: What history tells us about race, gender and Biden’s court pick

— Vice President Kamala Harris is adjusting her strategy after a rough first year in office, hiring new staffers and looking for ways to get her out on the road promoting the administration’s agenda. But allies say it’s not a reboot. “I’d call it chapter two,” Harris supporter the Rev. Leah Daughtry tells Noah Bierman.

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Leah Daughtry
 

2022