I’m not sure if that kind of pressure on Justice Breyer actually helps in his decision-making. I don’t know the man well enough, but I know a lot of people whose backs would stand up if put under this pressure. And it is certainly plausible.
– Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) of the Senate Judiciary Committee comments on the pressure campaign in favor of the resignation of Justice Stephen Breyer from the Supreme Court. Some fear this could push Breyer to stay in the Supreme Court beyond the 2022 midterm elections if control of the 50:50 Senate is at stake. “Gosh, haven’t we learned our lesson?” said Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), citing the death of the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a word of warning.
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