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Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire

Supreme Court Breyer Retirement
FILE – Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before a House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services hearing to review the FY 2016 budget request of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 23, 2015. Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Justice Stephen Breyer, one of three liberals on the U.S. Supreme Court has announced his retirement according to sources.

At 83 he is one of the oldest members of the nation’s high court.

A native of San Francisco and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Breyer was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994 after having served in the U.S. Court of Appeals since 1980.

His retirement will give President Joe Biden his first Supreme Court nominee which is not expected to change the balance of the court.

Fox News is reporting Breyer’s retirement will be effective early this summer.

This is a developing story.