Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice who became the senior liberal member of the Supreme Court following the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg last fall, said Wednesday that he had no immediate plans for retirement.
Since Ginsburg’s death, many Liberals and some Democratic Congressmen have called on Breyer to resign so that President Joe Biden can appoint a younger Liberal judge to the court while the Democrats have a razor-thin majority.
Breyer turns 83 in August and has served on the Supreme Court for 27 years. He is currently satisfied with his role on the pitch and has no plans to step down.
The left tried to bully him and eventually annoyed him. I hope it holds out until November 2024
Stephen Breyer tells CNN that he has not yet decided on his retirement plans – CNNPolitics https://t.co/6rh3po4kdN
– Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 15, 2021
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In his interview with CNN, Breyer said that there are two main factors in any pension decision: “First and foremost, of course, health, second, the court.” He went on to say that his new position on the pitch “made a difference to me. … It’s not a fight. It’s not sarcasm. It is deliberation. “
He said this was especially true in private discussions between judges.
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With the death of Ginsburg and the appointment of Judges Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett by former President Donald Trump, the 5: 4 division in the court became at least nominally a 6: 3 division.
Just a single appointment from Biden would not change the ideological bias.
One of the things that comes with Breyer’s new seniority is the power to rule when the liberal judges vote together.
He says he does his best to resolve disagreements on high profile cases between himself, Judge Elena Kagan, and Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
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– Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) July 12, 2021
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Left calls for Breyer to resign
The left’s reaction on social media has been outrageous and a surefire apocalypse. The offers on Twitter portrayed Justice Breyer as an arrogant egomaniac who wants to thwart liberal concerns.
An example of some of the tweets looked like this:
Super great to see Steve Breyer just absolutely doesn’t care about anyone but himself, a perfect reflection of the me-first-screw-all-others narcissism that defines politics today https://t.co/716eDgOFyw
– David Sirota (@davidsirota) July 15, 2021
Sirota’s comments were repeated by others.
Imagine being Stephen Breyer, offering you the potential honor of bringing the first black woman to the Supreme Court and instead you decide that at 82 you are too important or “having too much fun” or too close it is your turn to “take your step” to leave the court. https://t.co/Fa6QDiPnje
– Jeremy Press (@ JeremyPress1) July 7, 2021
Then there was @anthelonious who knows democracy is about to end:
In summary: “I like to have power and to wear robes, even if it ruins lives and / or our democracy.” Https://t.co/uouHv09T3L
– Brown Anthony ™ 🦦 (@anthelonious) July 15, 2021
But the most noticeable of what happens when the left doesn’t prevail goes to the appropriately named @_inane:
Thanks to Stephen Breyer’s continued efforts, I am now an advocate of elder abuse.
– Alex (@_inane) July 15, 2021
According to CNN, when Judge Breyer was asked directly if he had decided when to step down, he simply said “no”.
During his time at the country’s highest court, Judge Breyer was involved in the decisions of important cases.
In 2000 he wrote the majority opinion for Stenberg v. Carhart, who found a Nebraska law banning partial birth abortions to be unconstitutional because it interfered too much with a woman’s right to choose her own abortion.
In 2015, Breyer wrote the dissent for Glossip v. Gross, who studied the constitutionality of the lethal injection trial in Oklahoma. The most prominent part of the dissent was that Breyer stated he wished the court would reassess the constitutionality of the death penalty.
During the recent Supreme Court session, he led the court in denying a third challenge to the Affordable Care Act and upholding the right of free expression for students.
It’s interesting to see full-time academics yell at Stephen Breyer for not wanting to give up his tenure.
– Adam Thal (@adam_thal) July 15, 2021
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