Justices could still change their minds before the final ruling, but doing so could undermine confidence in the Supreme Court's ability to remain apolitical.
The court has become increasingly partisan since October 2020, when it gained a six-three conservative supermajority.
Thomas was hospitalized on March 18 after he experienced flu-like symptoms. The Supreme Court has said he doesn't have COVID-19.
During her current and previous positions as a judge in Washington, D.C., Jackson has ruled on cases related to the former president.
A new poll found that 69 percent of respondents said they support the idea of 18-year terms for Supreme Court justices.
A Fox anchor said she had a "stellar resume" and called her "impressive." However, several Republican Congress members have opposed her nomination.
Biden has tapped the circuit judge to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
Crump's endorsement comes in contrast to that of Representative Jim Clyburn, who is vouching for J. Michelle Childs to replace Justice Breyer.
A majority of the respondents said they believed racial and gender diversity were important for the Court.
By providing advice before consent, senators could help President Biden accomplish his two goals.
The Texas senator has been called out for saying it is "offensive" for the president to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
GOP senators have already indicated that they will push back against the president's nomination choice.
An upcoming hearing on Childs' nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has been delayed.
President Biden has said he will keep a commitment to nominate a Black woman to the nation's highest court.
Republicans will only lose if they try to fight Biden's nominee. But some are calculating they could win in a different arena if they let things go smoothly.
It remains unclear when the hearing will be rescheduled.
"[W]e will be told that noting that this is definitionally affirmative action and race discrimination is itself racist," commentator Ben Shapiro said.
The justice's retirement gives President Biden the opportunity to nominate a replacement ahead of this fall's elections.
Ilya Shapiro came under fire on Wednesday over his remarks on President Joe Biden's potential pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Biden has said he will nominate a Black woman to fill the vacancy Breyer will leave on the Court.
There is only one way to describe crass identity politics operationalized at this high a political level: Evil.
President Joe Biden's promise to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court has already drawn complaints the nominee could be unqualified.
A September 2021 poll found that 53 percent of respondents disapproved of how the higher court is handling its job, a nine percent increase from July 2021.
Justices from the Supreme Court's liberal and conservative wings heaped praise on their retiring colleague as a heated confirmation battle shapes up.
President Biden said he would appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court—would this affect the upcoming case regarding the fate of Affirmative Action?
Democrats in Congress have struggled to agree on major legislation, but Biden's pick for the bench could find them reaching a moment of solidarity.
President Biden said that it is "long overdue" that a Black woman be appointed to the Supreme Court.
"I want to say look, of course, people don't agree, but we have a country that is based on human rights, democracy and so forth," Breyer said.
President Biden said Thursday that the selection process for Justice Breyer's replacement has not begun yet.