Rep. Norcross Statement on the Retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer
“At 83 years old, Justice Stephen Breyer has had a distinguished career in service to the United States, the American people, and the U.S. Constitution. Appointed by President Clinton in 1994, Justice Breyer has a reputation for putting the real-world consequences of constitutional issues at the center of his decision making. This approach to the law has led him to defend the right of women to make their own reproductive health care decisions, protect the free speech rights of students, uphold the separation of church and state, and preserve access to health care by way of preserving the Affordable Care Act.
“On behalf of a grateful nation, I want to thank Justice Breyer for his lifetime of service in the pursuit of justice. As President Biden now looks to make his first appointment to the highest court in the land, I know he will lean heavily on the important mark Justice Breyer left has left on our laws, as well as the need to ensure that the court accurately reflects the diversity of the American people.”