Supreme Court Justice

On January 27, Justice Stephen Breyer sent his letter to President Biden, notifying him that he has the intent of retiring before the summer of 2022. As the Supreme court’s oldest member, at 83, he was appointed by President Clinton in 1994. Breyer graduated from Harvard Law and was a key role in keeping the Affordable Care Act which was upholding woman’s abortion rights. From him deciding to retire, this opens up a lot of opportunities for President Biden to appoint a new justice in the supreme court.
Liberal activists have been urging Breyer to retire while democrats have office. In the letter he wrote to President Biden, he explains that he wants his decision to take effect when the Court rises for the summer recess late June or early July. Even with him leaving, as Biden nominates a new judge, there will still be a 6-3 split between conservative and liberal Justices.
President Biden has promised to nominate a black woman as the replacement for Stephen breyer. And as of February 25, Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the next Supreme Court justice. This is a monumental moment as Jackson will be the first black woman to take the Supreme Court Justice position, as there have been two black men who have also taken the position. Overall, as Justice Stephen Breyer goes on to retire, we can now see what Ketanji Brown Jackson has planned for the future.