Off To The Races: Breyer Makes His Announcement, Dems Look Ahead Toward Replacement

January 27, 2022
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan of U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division, Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Ken Roth, New York University Law School Professor Jeremy Waldron and Georgetown Law Professor Rosa Brooks participate in a panel discusson titled "The Next Generation's Human Rights Challenges" at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus of the Georgetown University Law Center April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Organized by the law center, the New York Review of Books and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law the forum focused on the future of human rights.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer participates in a panel on "Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation" at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus ... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 21: Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer participates in a panel on "Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation" at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus of the Georgetown University Law Center April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Organized by the law center, the New York Review of Books and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law the forum focused on the future of human rights. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 27, 2022

New broke yesterday that 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire at the end of the high court’s term this summer, much to the relief of progressives worried about President Joe Biden losing a Supreme Court vacancy like Barack Obama if the GOP were to take back the Senate in 2022.

Biden and the White House have been keeping a tight lip on the blockbuster development, refusing to comment until Breyer makes an official announcement. Meanwhile, Democratic Senate leadership is hoping to get a confirmation done ASAP.

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New broke yesterday that 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire at the end of the high court’s term this summer, much to the relief of progressives worried about President Joe Biden losing a Supreme Court vacancy like Barack Obama if the GOP were to take back the Senate in 2022.

Biden and the White House have been keeping a tight lip on the blockbuster development, refusing to comment until Breyer makes an official announcement. Meanwhile, Democratic Senate leadership is hoping to get a confirmation done ASAP.

Follow our coverage live:

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