2021-06-28 13:23:53

Should Justice Stephen Breyer Retire? Adam Cohen Says 82-Year-Old Can Prevent 7-2 Conservative Majority

DN speaks with legal writer and author Adam Cohen about the growing question of whether liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should step down so that he can be replaced while there is a Democratic president and Senate. Justice Breyer is 82 and the oldest member of the high court. “If Breyer doesn’t step down now, there’s a very real chance that Republicans will eventually fill that seat and maybe turn a 6-3 conservative majority, which has already been terrible, into a 7-2 conservative majority,” Cohen says.

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