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Keck Talks to Newsweek, WAER About SCOTUS Justice Breyer's Retirement

January 31, 2022


Thomas M. Keck

Thomas M. Keck

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement last week. The decision keeps the Court in the public conversation heading into the midterm election season but likely won't have as big an impact on voters as a decision on Roe v. Wade. "Biden's replacement of Breyer will have minimal immediate short-term impact on the Court," Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, tells Newsweek. "There will still be a 6-3 conservative majority." Keck also spoke with WAER about Justice Breyer's retirement.

Newsweek: "Stephen Breyer's Retirement 'Keeps the Court in Headlines' for Midterms Season"

WAER: "Justice Breyer’s retirement is a critical moment for Liberals

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