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Who's who among some possible top Supreme Court contenders

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. December 14, 2017. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to make his first nomination to the high court.

It’s also a chance for Biden to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the high court.

The women seen as leading candidates for the post include federal court judges, a state court judge and a longtime civil rights leader.

Among the most frequently mentioned names are Ketanji Brown Jackson, who's a federal appeals court judge in Washington, and Leondra Kruger, a justice on the California Supreme Court.

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