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Biden Gets Chance for Reboot With Black Voters on Breyer Vacancy

  • President has promised to put first Black woman on court
  • Black voters frustrated by Biden failures on policing, voting
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at the White House on Jan. 26. 

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at the White House on Jan. 26. 

Photographer: Leigh Vogel/UPI/Bloomberg

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to mend ties with African-American voters by following through on his promise to nominate the first Black woman to the court.

With the pick, the president stands a chance of energizing a key constituency before November’s midterm elections, when his party will be trying to cling to its narrow majorities in Congress.