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Given the results of the Georgian Senate runoff elections, which suggest the Democrats will take control of the Chamber, Liberals are quick to make their wishes known when it comes to the Supreme Court

Demand Justice, a liberal group that supports Supreme Court reform, is already pushing Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer to retire so that President-elect Joe Biden can replace him with a black lawyer who is believed to be much younger than 82 – would one year old Breyer


“Justice Breyer’s service in the court has been remarkable, and history will remember him even better when he ultimately plays a pivotal role in the appointment of the first black woman to the court,” said Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice told Politico, “The timing of his retirement next year would guarantee that opportunity and it would be advisable to do so as the window could prove narrow”

Former State Representative Bakari Sellers, D-SC, tweeted Tuesday night that if the Democrats take control of the Senate, Breyer should retire the moment Biden takes office later this month

“When we turn 50, Justice Breyer will have to go by Nov. Retire January at 12:01 p.m., “Sellers said,” and we need to appoint and elect some federal judges “

Breyer stated in December that he intended to retire “sometime” instead of serving for life like Judges Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but said that “it is difficult to know exactly when” he would leave the court

Last year, Biden said he had compiled a list of black women who could potentially serve before the Supreme Court, Fallon specifically mentioned DC. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Possibility Jackson, who is only 50 and works for Breyer, is said to have been on President Barack Obama’s short list of nominees before he nominated D. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland’s 2016 Garland nomination famously stalled when Republicans refused to hold a hearing on his nomination and decided to wait until after this year’s presidential election, which allowed President Trump to appoint Judge Neil Gorsuch instead

After Trump successfully validated three judges in the Supreme Court during his tenure, Liberals, including Demand Justice, called for sweeping changes to the Supreme Court, including expanding its size to allow a Democratic government to add more liberal judges – a procedure more common than “Court Packaging” means “

Fallon’s organization is currently calling for four seats to be added to the Supreme Court, which would defeat the Court’s current Conservative majority of 6 to 3

Trials were a major issue in the November presidential election. Biden had dodged questions whether he was for it but eventually spoke out against the equally Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said in November that he would not support it, which would likely prevent a majority from approving drastic measures

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