Rather than assess our history and re-think traditions that are unhealthy, indeed lethal, for us, SCOTUS, lead by the illogical minds of Alito and Thomas, use tradition to validate laws and decisions that are harmful to--deadly for--Americans.
Biden Gets To Nominate His First Supreme Court Justice As Stephen Breyer To Retire
President Biden will get a chance to nominate his first Supreme Court Justice as Justice Stephen Breyer to retire.
Justice Breyer Calls Out Supreme Court’s Decision on Texas Abortion Ban
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer said he opposes the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling not to block a Texas abortion ban.
The Supreme Court had
voted not to block a Texas law that went into effect at the beginning of the month that prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy.
Justice Breyer Still Mulling Over Potential Retirement
Speaking to The New York Times, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer said he is still mulling over his potential retirement. At 83 years old, Breyer is the oldest member sitting on the Supreme Court.
“There are a lot of blurred things there, and there are many considerations,” he said. “They form a whole. I’ll make a decision.”
Biden Not Going to Pressure Stephen Breyer to Retire from Supreme Court
President Joe Biden and his aides are not going to push Associate Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court, believing that to do so would politicize the institution.
There is not currently a vacancy on the Supreme Court but progressives have been pressuring Breyer to retire to ensure that the vacancy occurs while the Democrats are in control of the Senate. Breyer has not indicated that he will retire. However, if he did, the vacancy would allow President Biden to nominate someone younger and perhaps bring more diversity to the court even if a Democratic appointment does not affect the current 6-3 conservative majority.