US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer confirmed Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the current term; clearing a path for President Biden to pick a replacement in the coming weeks.
“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 decades and, in the short term, maintain the current 6-3 split between conservative and liberal justices,” reports NBC News.
“It has always been the decision of any Supreme Court Justice if and when they decide to retire, and how they want to announce it, and that remains the case today. We have no additional details or information,” posted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Twitter.
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