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LCV Statement on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s Announcement to Retire

Jan 26, 2022

Washington, D.C. – In response to the announcement from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer that he intends to retire at the end of the Court’s current term, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“LCV commends Justice Breyer for his many years of service on the Supreme Court, where he has been a critical defender of our environment, voting rights, and civil rights. The Senate must confirm a worthy successor committed to environmental justice and protecting our democracy by the time Justice Breyer transitions to his well-earned retirement at the end of the Court’s term. The stakes for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the climate crisis, and our precarious democracy are higher than ever. We applaud President Biden’s commitment during his campaign to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, and look forward to engaging in an inclusive process to fill this critical vacancy. Concurrently, as our nation is faced with both massive challenges and transformational opportunities,  it’s time to quickly finalize the most comprehensive version of the Build Back Better agenda that centers climate action and can pass the Senate.”