The first black woman nominated to be a justice on the nation's highest court.

What makes her a strong nominee, in part, is that professional diversity. This sort of allows Biden to fulfill a promise that he's made to diversify the court

President Biden has nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Another thing that makes her a strong nominee is that she was just recently confirmed to the DC Circuit, and so it means that she's gone through the Senate confirmation process.

The president made his decision after meeting with the candidates, studying their histories and case records, and consulting legal experts, the White House said.

Judge Jackson currently serves on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, one of the nation's most influential courts and often a stepping stone for Supreme Court justices.

President Biden has promised to diversify the federal judiciary in terms of both demographic background and professional diversity, and Judge Jackson ticks both of those boxes.

It's sort of like the Oliver Wendell Holmes quote, that "The life of the law is not logic; it's experience."

Judge Jackson has not said very much about what kind of a presence she will be on the court, as is common with lower court judges.

It remains unclear exactly when Judge Jackson's confirmation hearings will begin, but New York Senator Chuck Schumer said they will take place in the coming weeks.