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Justice Breyer to retire; Biden to fill vacancy

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By MARK SHERMAN and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON
Two sources tell The Associated Press that liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court.

Breyer has been a pragmatic force on a court that has grown increasingly conservative in recent years, trying to forge majorities with more moderate justices right and left of center.

Breyer’s departure won’t change the 6-3 conservative advantage on the court, since his replacement will be nominated and almost certainly confirmed by a Senate where Democrats have the slimmest majority.

It also makes conservative Justice Clarence Thomas the oldest member of the court at 73.

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  1. Biden will put someone there not based on their qualifications or experience. It will be totally based on gender and race. Funny how the federal govt has so many anti discrimination laws and yet turn around and violate that principle in front of the whole nation. What is this teaching our youth?

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