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Blumenthal Statement on the Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer:

“Justice Breyer’s service has been unsurpassed in distinction as a pragmatic progressive – ever an optimist but grounded firmly in the real-life consequences of the Court’s decisions. He is a brilliant scholar and thinker who has sought practical and workable solutions in a deeply divided Court. I hope that his successor will have the same extraordinary qualities of intellect and integrity as well as commitment to the Constitutional freedoms and guarantees that make our country great.”

“The credibility of the Court has never been more threatened and its independence and authority more at risk. I look forward to a swift confirmation process.”