WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer announced his intent to retire.

Jennifer Braceras, director of Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC), said: “IWLC applauds Justice Stephen Breyer’s decision to retire on his own timeframe and to resist pressure campaigns from outside groups to step down on demand. In this politically decisive time, it is more important than ever that the Supreme Court remain independent and that the president nominate a replacement for Justice Breyer who is committed to judicial restraint.”

Erin Hawley, senior legal fellow at IWLC, added, “Any nominee to the Supreme Court must understand that the role of a justice is to apply the law as written in the Constitution and in statutes enacted by Congress, not to update the Constitution or to rewrite statutes to achieve policy outcomes.”



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