January 29, 2022
Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer notified the White House of his intent to retire this summer.
Justice Breyer’s letter to the White House follows:
January 27, 2022
‘The White House
Dear Mr. President,
1 am writing to tell you that | have decided to retire from regular active judicial service as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to serve under the provisions of 28 U. S. C. § 371(b). | intend this decision to take effect when the Court rises for the summer recess this year (typically late June or early July) assuming that by then my successor has been nominated and confirmed.
I enormously appreciate the privilege of serving as part of the federal judicial system – nearly 14 years as a Court of Appeals Judge and nearly 28 years as a Member of the Supreme Court. | have found the work challenging and meaningful. My relations. with each of my colleagues have been warm and friendly. Throughout, | have been aware of the great honor of participating s a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the rule of law.