Stephen Breyer is one of the Supreme Court’s wealthiest judges. He has amassed a lifetime of earnings, despite the fact that he is now retired.
Stephen Breyer, 83, will resign from the Supreme Court, giving Biden the chance to name a liberal justice. Breyer, who has been chastised by progressives eager to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court while the Democrats are in power, has decided to resign.
Breyer, the most senior member of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing and a staunch supporter of a nonpartisan judiciary, will resign at the end of his current term, fulfilling the wishes of Democrats who lobbied for his departure and clearing the way for President Joe Biden’s first high court appointment.
Stephen Breyer, one of three liberal justices on the US Supreme Court, has announced his retirement, giving Joe Biden the opportunity to appoint a successor to the nation’s highest court.
Breyer, 83, is expected to quit at the end of his current term, which ends in June, according to the NBC and CNN news networks. The Supreme Court now has six conservatives and three liberals on the bench. Any nominations to the bench must be approved by the Senate, which is now controlled by Biden’s Democratic Party. Biden has promised to appoint a Black woman to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Breyer, who was selected by Democratic former President Bill Clinton in 1994, is the court’s senior justice. Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, selected three Supreme Court justices, assuring a 6-3 right-leaning majority. Stephen is the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing, and his pragmatism is reflected in the hundreds of opinions he has written over his long tenure.
Breyer has spoken out against the death penalty and ruled in favour of abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and environmental protection. In his jacket pocket, he maintains an annotated copy of the Constitution. Stephen Breyer is a devout follower of Judaism. He was raised in a Jewish middle-class family.
Breyer was born on August 15, 1938, in San Francisco, California, to Anne A and Irving Gerald Breyer. Breyer’s paternal great-grandfather emigrated from Romania to the United States, settling in Cleveland, where his grandfather was born. Breyer’s father was a lawyer who worked as legal counsel for the San Francisco Board of Education. Breyer and his younger brother, federal district judge Charles R. Breyer, were both Eagle Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America.