Source: Cristina Laila
Earlier Wednesday NBC reported liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer would be retiring after 27 years on the bench.
Justice Breyer however has not officially released a statement announcing his retirement.
According to multiple reporters, Breyer is upset with how his retirement leaked to the media.
Breyer is upset about the way this leaked out, sources close to SCOTUS tell me. Usually SCOTUS justices are allowed to announce their retirement on their own terms, as has occurred in the last three retirements. (see thread and timing, below)— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) January 26, 2022
This is very early in the yr./term https://t.co/s2JWoxuWDu
Fox News contributor Shannon Bream said Breyer was not planning on announcing his retirement today so the media leak upset him, according to Supreme Court sources.
Multiple sources tell me Justice Breyer was not planning to announce his retirement today. They describe him as "upset" with how this has played out. We still await any official notice from his office and/or the #SCOTUS public information office.— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) January 26, 2022
Supreme Court observers believe Ketanji Brown Jackson is at the top of Biden’s list of SCOTUS nominees.
Ketanji Jackson is currently a US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia, first appointed to the district court by Barack Obama in 2013.
Just last month MSNBC’s Joy Reid was hoping Ketanji Jackson would be on the Supreme Court soon.