(DCWatchdog.com) – Happening Now: Just moments ago, reports from various outlets indicate that United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire and step down from the Court.
This will allow President Joe Biden to replace Breyer with a liberal. However, it is expected that Senate Republicans will do everything in their power to stall a vote on Biden’s selection until after the upcoming Senate elections in November.
As National Review summarizes the news:
“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire at the end of the Court’s current term, providing President Biden his first opportunity to appoint a justice to the High Court.
“Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Breyer is joined by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan on the bench’s minority liberal wing. His retirement was first reported by NBC’s Pete Williams later confirmed by CNN and NPR.” [emphasis added]
This is a breaking news update about the United States Supreme Court from DC Watchdog.
BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, @NBCNews is reporting. The 83-year-old Breyer, a pragmatic liberal who has served on the Supreme Court for nearly 28 years, is expected to tell the White House imminently of his intention to step down – @SCOTUSblog
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