Schumer Statement On The Retirement Of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

January 26, 2022

New York, N.Y.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at the end of this term:

“For virtually his entire adult life, including a quarter century on the U.S. Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer has served his country with the highest possible distinction.  He is, and always has been, a model jurist.  He embodies the best qualities and highest ideals of American justice:  knowledge, wisdom, fairness, humility, restraint.  His work and his decisions as an Associate Justice on the biggest issues of our time – including voting rights, the environment, women’s reproductive freedom, and most recently, health care and the Affordable Care Act – were hugely consequential.  America owes Justice Breyer an enormous debt of gratitude.

“President Biden’s nominee will receive a prompt hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and will be considered and confirmed by the full United States Senate with all deliberate speed.”

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