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Former Justice Breyer shares insight on Sonia Sotomayor’s contemplation of retirement

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer dismissed calls for Justice Sonia Sotomayor to step down, calling her a “spring chicken” at the age of 69. Breyer emphasized the decision to retire is up to the judge, despite pressure for Sotomayor to resign before the presidential election. He highlighted his friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, reflecting on their differing legal opinions. Breyer advocated for his pragmatist approach over Scalia’s textualism, critiquing conservative justices for overturning Roe v. Wade. The article delves into the debate surrounding Sotomayor’s potential retirement, weighing political implications and ideological differences among justices.


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