Tuesday, January 31, 2023

US SC Justice Breyer announces retirement

In a letter to US President Joe Biden, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he will retire later this year.
Breyer, a longtime liberal, wrote on Thursday that he intends the decision to take effect when the Supreme Court rises for the summer recess, assuming that by then his successor has been nominated and confirmed, reports Xinhua news agency. Biden held an event at the White House later in the day marking Breyer’s announcement. In his remarks, the President said he will nominate the first black woman to the US Supreme Court. “I have made no choice at this point. Once I select a nominee, I’ll ask the Senate to move promptly on my choice,” he added. Currently, conservatives have a 6-3 majority over liberals in the institution.

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