Liberal Panic Attack: Justice Breyer Says He’s Happy Being On SCOTUS And Has No Current Retirement Plan
Breyer gave a simple answer: NO.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has no plans to retire. He spoke to CNN:
Far from Washington and the pressures of the recently completed session and chatter over his possible retirement, Breyer, a 27-year veteran of the high court, said Wednesday that two factors will be overriding in his decision.
“Primarily, of course, health,” said Breyer, who will turn 83 in August. “Second, the court.”
Justice Stephen Breyer has not decided when he will retire and is especially gratified with his new role as the senior liberal on the bench, he told @JoanBiskupic in an exclusive interview.https://t.co/IpZTDN6w0Y pic.twitter.com/XXDG3f7qbv
— New Day (@NewDay) July 15, 2021
The left has pushed him to retire so President Joe Biden can instill his own justice to counter those picked by former President Donald Trump.
But Breyer enjoys his new position as ranking justice of the liberal side of SCOTUS:
When asked directly over coffee in rural New Hampshire whether he had decided when to step down, Breyer said simply, “No.”
He brushed aside questions about the timing of a decision but was willing to speak about the factors that would influence him, including regard for the court. He also elaborated on the satisfaction his leadership role on the left wing has brought.
Breyer said his new seniority in the justices’ private discussion over cases “has made a difference to me. … It is not a fight. It is not sarcasm. It is deliberation.”
The left wants Breyer to retire so he can nominate a younger justice. I have a feeling they do not like his approach, even though SCOTUS should not have a political agenda.
Breyer sort of takes that approach:
When the justices meet in private to decide how to vote on cases, the nine are alone. They call these collective sessions, the “conference.” And according to longstanding tradition, Chief Justice John Roberts speaks first, giving his thoughts about a case and casting his vote. Next comes Justice Clarence Thomas, on the court for 30 years. Breyer is now next in the order, and the first liberal to have a shot at influencing a case and any cross-ideological consensus.
“You have to figure out what you’re going to say in conference to a greater extent, to get it across simply,” Breyer said. “You have to be flexible, hear other people, and be prepared to modify your views. But that doesn’t mean (going in with) a blank mind.”
Breyer has tried to minimize the politics of a 6-3 conservative-liberal bench in these especially polarized times. A lengthy speech he gave at Harvard Law School last April has been turned into a book that will be published in September titled, “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics.”
Breyer wants common ground. He finds dissents “a failure” and wants consensus.
Leftists are losing their minds.
if breyer won't leave on his own he should be hounded out of office by angry people yelling at him, throwing shit at him, throwing bricks through his window, etc
— Michael (@_FleerUltra) July 15, 2021
Stephen Breyer is why we need term limits for the Supreme Court. They all think too highly of themselves and too little about the country. https://t.co/6qEjXmjQv0
— Derek End the Filibuster Cressman (@DerekCressman) July 15, 2021
Breyer’s case shows how broken the system is. He needs to move on for the good of the country and the court. The right system would grant each president at least one pick and would not have the balance of the highest court determined by the vagaries of health or personal vanity. https://t.co/KLIDYsQ3ob
— Neil King (@NKingofDC) July 15, 2021
if nothing else, there should be term limits on the supreme court, if not the entire federal judiciary. even by the loose standards of U.S democracy, untenable to have people with this much power serve this long without any check from the public https://t.co/SWspkDIWVX
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) July 15, 2021
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