through: John Kruzel, The hill above Nextstar Media Wire
(The Hill) – Justice Stephen Breyer said on Wednesday that his previously announced resignation from the Supreme Court would take effect the following day at noon, capping a nearly 28-year career on the bench that ended with a tumultuous court time dominated by became the court’s six-member conservative supermajority.
The announcement from Breyer, 83, came in a letter to President Biden.
“It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in efforts to uphold our constitution and the rule of law,” the liberal judiciary wrote.
Breyer is to be replaced by Senate-appointed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was once Breyer’s clerk. She is expected to form a three-member liberal minority at the court, along with judges Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Breyer’s departure follows the court’s monumental 6-3 decision last week, Roe v. Wade and repeal the nearly 50-year-old federal abortion law. Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan joined a 66-page dissent.
“Unfortunately – for this court, but even more so for the tens of millions of American women who have lost basic protections of the Constitution today – we disagree,” they wrote.
Jackson is expected to fill Breyer’s vacancy in the coming months.
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