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Inside the Campaign to Pressure Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire



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A remarkable public push on the political left applied pressure to Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, the Supreme Court’s oldest justice and one of its three liberals, to retire while Democrats controlled the White House and Senate and make way for a younger nominee installed by President Biden.

Activists were motivated by the experience of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal icon who died in office in 2020 and was replaced by President Donald Trump’s nominee, conservative Amy Coney Barrett.

The campaign was carried out by various groups and politicians — not always acting together, and with some delivering their messages far more discreetly than others — that culminated this past week with Breyer’s announcement that he would soon step down after serving since 1994.

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