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Durbin Statement on Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement after reports that Justice Stephen Breyer plans to announce his retirement from the Supreme Court:

“I thank Justice Breyer for his decades serving the Court and the nation.  He has been a trusted voice on the bench with a first-rate legal mind.

“With this Supreme Court vacancy, President Biden has the opportunity to nominate someone who will bring diversity, experience, and an evenhanded approach to the administration of justice.  I look forward to moving the President’s nominee expeditiously through the Committee.”