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The White House on Friday confirmed one of the women being considered by President Joe Biden to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court that will open when Justice Stephen Breyer steps down later this year.
J. Michelle Childs, currently a judge for the U.S. District Court, is on the list of candidates Biden is considering, Andrew Bates, a White House spokesman, told news outlets in a statement.
Childs was nominated to the district court by former President Barack Obama. Biden in December 2021 nominated Childs, 55, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, but because of the possibility she’ll be Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, a confirmation hearing that had been scheduled before the Senate Judiciary Committee will be postponed for now.
“Judge Childs is among multiple individuals under consideration for the Supreme Court, and we are not going to move her nomination on the Court of Appeals while the President is considering her for this vacancy,” Bates said.
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