Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court

The liberal justice’s decision to step down after more than 27 years on the court allows the president to appoint a successor who could serve for decades.

 Justice Stephen Breyer will step down from the Supreme Court at the end of the current term, according to people familiar with his thinking

President Joe Biden and Breyer are scheduled to appear together at the White House Thursday as the Supreme Court justice

Breyer is one of the three remaining liberal justices, and his decision to retire after more than 27 years

The court allows Biden to appoint a successor who could serve for decades and, in the short term, maintain the current 6-3 split

Liberal activists have urged him for months to retire while Democrats hold

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