Demand Justice Statement on Justice Breyer Saying He Has No Plans to Retire

07.15.21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2021

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DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON JUSTICE BREYER SAYING HE HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE

WASHINGTON, DC— Following a CNN report that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer says he has no plans to retire, Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement:

“By all appearances, Justice Breyer is intent on making us all hold our collective breath that no Democratic senators fall ill over the next year in order to indulge his desire to continue serving on the Court. This new report suggests Justice Breyer’s desire to stay is based less on a high-minded notion that he might somehow preserve the Court’s reputation for independence, and more on the fact that he finds it personally fulfilling to get the chance to serve in the role of the Court’s senior liberal. In other words, this is about ego. Already, some of Justice Breyer’s clerks are starting to speak out against their former boss’ apparent decision to stay, which is a sign of how widely held the view is that Breyer is acting recklessly.”

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