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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, giving Biden a chance to nominate a replacement

Source: CNBC

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of the current term, giving President Joe Biden a crucial opportunity to replace the liberal justice, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Breyer at age 83 is the oldest member of the court. Former President Bill Clinton nominated him and he took his seat in 1994. Biden as a presidential candidate vowed that his first Supreme Court nominee would be a Black woman.

Breyer will retire as the high court, sporting a 6-3 conservative majority after the Senate confirmed three nominees of former President Donald Trump, shows a willingness to wade into divisive cultural issues and question long-standing judicial precedent.

Breyer is expected to step down at the end of the courtís current term, NBC reported, citing people familiar with the decision. Biden is expected to act quickly so his successor can be ready to serve when the next term begins Oct. 3, according to NBC....

Links to other sources of the story for more details and analysis:
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/01/26/us/stephen-breyer-retirement
https://www.npr.org/2022/01/26/1075781724/justice-stephen-breyer-supreme-court-retires
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/justice-stephen-breyer-retire-supreme-court-paving-way-biden-appointment-n1288042
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/scotus-stephen-breyer-retirement/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/stephen-breyer-supreme-court-retire/2022/01/26/02a47db0-ace1-11eb-b476-c3b287e52a01_story.html



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Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/26/supreme-court-justice-stephen-breyer-to-retire-giving-biden-a-chance-to-nominate-a-replacement.html



Now if only Clarence Thomas would retire.

Remember to call Republicans refusing to concede elections they lose "sore losers"

that is what many GOP operatives did to Al Gore, even when the election result was clearly ambiguous. Now Trump and and any of his GOP brethren that refuse to concede like the GOP candidate in Florida's 20th congressional district election this week who lost in a landslide, should be rightly called what they are: "SORE LOSERS."
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