Breyer’s replacement was confirmed in April but has waited for his retirement to take her oath as an associate justice. She will be sworn in at noon Thursday, the court announced.
NEW: Justice Breyer has sent a letter to President Biden informing him that his retirement will be effective 24 hours from now: at noon on Thursday, June 30. pic.twitter.com/3nLsKkPKCB— Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) June 29, 2022
Voting against the court’s conservative majority in favor of keeping the pro-abortion Roe v. Wade ruling will have been one of his last functions as a justice. His replacement won’t change the court’s political alignment. Jackson expressed many of the same liberal views that Breyer is known for during her confirmation hearings. However, the change to the court will somewhat alter its demographics. Jackson is the first black female justice. She will join Justice Clarence Thomas, the second African-American on the Supreme Court, following the late Thurgood Marshall. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Just in: Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in tomorrow at noon as the newest Supreme Court justice, replacing Stephen Breyer. She will become the first Black woman ever to serve on the high court. https://t.co/NFzGnfc1xo pic.twitter.com/5vcA3McAn4— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 29, 2022