Supreme Court Judge Stephen Breyer told the President Joe Biden He officially retired at noon on Thursday and will soon help curse his successor. Ketanji Brown Jackson Hours after the court was set to announce the last two judgments of its current term.
Breyer’s letter to Biden was expectedAs 83-year-old justice said in January tA hat he will leave at the end of his term. The court stated that Thursday would be the final day of the statement only on Wednesday morning.
He will be Immediately replaced by Jackson, 51, currently a judge in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Her nomination to the Supreme Court as the first black woman to serve as a judge was confirmed by the Senate in April.
A Supreme Court spokesman said Wednesday that Jackson would be sworn in as the 104th quasi-judge of the court at noon on Thursday.
According to the press office, Judge John Roberts will take a constitutional oath to Jackson, and Breyer will take a judicial oath at a court ceremony “before a small gathering of Judge Jackson’s family.”
In his letter Wednesday, Breyer wrote to Biden, “It is my great honor to participate as a judge in our efforts to maintain our constitution and the rule of law.”
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson smiles as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at an event celebrating her confirmation to the US Supreme Court on the White House South Lawn on April 8, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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One brayerf Only three liberal judges in the nine Supreme CourtsHas been serving there since 1994 after being appointed President Bill Clinton. Jackson is expected to vote more often than the other liberals in court, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, and the six conservatives in court.
Breyer’s departure will take place in a major judgment six days after the Supreme Court. Roe v. Wade overturned 1973 decisionIt has established a federal right to abortion.
He challenged Friday’s decision and joined the other two liberals in court. This gives individual states a generous margin To ban abortion altogether, to strictly limit abortion, or to legalize abortion.
See you last week Mr. Breyer disagreed with the ruling by a majority of the six judges, saying there was “just cause” for the applicant to invalidate New York state law and ask the applicant for permission to take the gun out of the house. .. He violated Article 2 of the US Constitutional Amendment.
“Many states have some of the dangers of gun violence just described by passing legislation that restricts people who may buy, carry, or use different types of firearms in different ways. I tried to deal with it, “Brayer wrote. “Today’s courts are putting a serious burden on the state’s efforts to do so.”