Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer officially announces retirement

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After 27 years on the court, Justice Stephen Breyer sent an official letter to the White House on Thursday indicating his retirement would be effective when the court breaks for the summer in June or July, per the Supreme Court’s press office.

Breyer appeared at the White House alongside President Joe Biden for the announcement. Biden also said he intends to nominate the first Black woman to the court to fill Breyer’s seat and is expected to make the announcement before the end of February, multiple outlets report.

Breyer is one of three liberal justices currently serving and the oldest member of the court at age 83.

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