SCOTUS Justice Breyer to Officially Retire on Thursday

Last Updated on June 29, 2022

Liberal SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer announced he will officially retire from the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Breyer, 83, has served on the Court for nearly 28 years and consistently voted in favor of the Liberal agenda.

“It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the rule of law,” the liberal justice wrote in his resignation letter to President Biden.

Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson will be sworn in to replace Breyer. Brown Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the Court and the fourth current female justice, joining Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Amy Coney Barrett.

Breyer said Jackson “is prepared to take the prescribed oaths to begin her service as the 116th member of this Court.”

Breyer was nominated to join the SCOTUS under President Bill Clinton in 1994. That makes him the second-longest serving active justice, just behind Justice Clarence Thomas, who was nominated to the court in 1991.

Breyer’s replacement, Kentaji Brown Jackson, has faced scrutiny over her track record of letting convicted pedophiles off quite easily. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley criticized Jackson over this record.

As National File previously reported:

In one particularly disturbing case profiled by Hawley, a convicted child pornography offender was let off the hook after serving just 3 months in jail, thanks to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Sentencing guidelines recommended he serve 10 years. In other child-related cases, despite guidelines at times suggesting convicted offenders spend upwards of a decade in prison, Ketanji Brown Jackson dolled out the lowest possible punishment, sometimes adding up to less than a year behind bars for those who hurt kids in the worst way.

Hawley slammed Jackson for her “pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and as a policymaker.” The Missouri Senator explained he is “concerned that this a record that endangers our children.”

Judge Jackson has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and as a policymaker. She’s been advocating for it since law school. This goes beyond “soft on crime.” I’m concerned that this a record that endangers our children

— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 16, 2022

Judge Jackson has also questioned sending dangerous sex offenders to civil commitment. We have a civil commitment law in Missouri, and it protects children

— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 16, 2022

Stay tuned to National File for any updates.

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