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(Washington, DC) — Veteran Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will formally retire Thursday at noon.
That’ll follow the release of remaining rulings at the end of the high court’s current term. Breyer wrote a letter to President Biden and said it has been a “great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the rule of law.” Breyer is 83-years old. He has served on the Supreme Court since 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed by the Senate, but no date has been set for her to officially replace Breyer. The court’s next term opens in October. Jackson will become the first Black woman to ever serve on the nation’s highest court.