Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court, paving way for Biden appointment
January 26, 2022 at 5:21 PM - Views: 48 #467929
Pete Williams 18 mins ago
Justice Stephen Breyer will step down from the Supreme Court at the end of the current term, according to people familiar with his thinking.
Breyer is one of the three remaining liberal justices, and his decision to retire after more than 27 years on the court allows President Joe Biden to appoint a successor who could serve for several decades and, in the short term, maintain the current 6-3 split between conservative and liberal justices.
At 83, Breyer is the court’s oldest member. Liberal activists have urged him for months to retire while Democrats hold both the White House and the Senate. They contended that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stayed too long despite her history of health problems and should have stepped down during the Obama administration.
Justice Breyer warns against calls to expand the Supreme Court
Ginsburg’s death from cancer at 87 allowed former President Donald Trump to appoint her successor, Amy Coney Barrett, moving the court further to the right.
Hang on for one hell of a political ride if you enjoy this kind of stuff…
January 26, 2022 at 6:08 PM #467947Mr. Mickeys MomModerator
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I know… Monday (Wednesday, actually) morning (actually afternoon) quarterback comment, so this and a dollar will buy you a cheap cup of coffee…
Apparently, Obama could have pushed RBG to retire and then we wouldn’t have the fascist balance in the SCOTUS. So, now Joe’s ability to push through a nomination has how much chance? The Democrats have become the party of the purposely useless millionaires to have devolved in US history.
Hell, no... I'm not giving up...
January 26, 2022 at 7:23 PM #467960
With the Senate still in dems hands, she will be seated.
Only takes 50 votes with Harris being the 51st.
That said, the boggaloos will put out all stops to scuttle Bidens pick.
January 26, 2022 at 8:38 PM #467971
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