Justice Stephen Breyer announces his official retirement on Wednesday afternoon. In 1990, Democratic President Bill Clinton elevated him to the Supreme Court.
Breyer is the liberal justice with the longest tenure. Breyer stated in January that he would retire at the end of the current term.
Conservative court observers believe Breyer may not have been sufficiently radical for the left because he defended the progressive position on abortion and firearms.
In a letter to Democrat Joe Biden, Beyer stated, “It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the Rule of Law.”
The Associated Press reported:
“Nearly three months after she won confirmation to the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson is officially becoming a justice.
Jackson, 51, will be sworn as the court’s 116th justice Thursday, just as the man she is replacing, Justice Stephen Breyer, retires.
Jackson, a federal judge since 2013, will be the first Black woman to serve as a justice. She will be joining three women, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Amy Coney Barrett — the first time four women will serve together on the nine-member court.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Tom Fitton represented many others who felt that Breyer was bullied off of the court to make room for a far-left radical.
Justice Breyer was bullied off the Supreme Court by the revolutionary left — and will be replaced by a far-left judge who was picked through a process compromised by race and sex discrimination.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 29, 2022
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