Breyer makes it official: He's leaving the Supreme Court on Thursday at noon
(CNN) Justice Stephen Breyer has notified the White House that his retirement will be effective Thursday, June 30, at noon ET.
In a letter to President Joe Biden, Breyer said it had been his "great honor" to participate as a judge in the "effort to maintain our Constitution and the Rule of Law."
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will then take the oaths to begin her service as the 116th member of the court.
On his last full day as a sitting justice, Breyer attended a private conference session with his colleagues Wednesday.
The justices reviewed a list of pending petitions, some tied to cases in which they had recently ruled, some related to new issues.
Following tradition, Breyer will keep an office at the court, though he will move into smaller chambersRead More