Published on: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer has announced his retirement after the court issues its final set of rulings for this term, effective tomorrow in a letter to President Joe Biden.

His retirement comes after nearly 28 years of serving on the court and a recent series of historic rulings by the high court.

Breyer's retirement does not shift the balance of the court's 6-3 conservative majority. But his retirement does pave the way for Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill his seat, making history to become the court's first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.