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Biden Gets a Supreme Court Pick

The Daily

The New York Times

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4.597.8K Ratings

🗓️ 27 January 2022

⏱️ 29 minutes

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On Wednesday, it was revealed that Justice Stephen Breyer, the senior member of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, will retire from the bench. Democrats, and many on the left, will have breathed a sigh of relief. His decision has given President Biden the chance to nominate a successor while Democrats control the Senate. We take a look at the legacy of Justice Breyer’s time on the court, why he chose to retire now and how President Biden might decide on his successor.

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0:36.3

This is The Daily.

0:43.7

Today, the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

0:50.3

I spoke with my colleague Adam Lipteck about the story behind Breyer's decision and who

0:56.4

one president Biden is likely to nominate to replace him.

1:06.6

It's Thursday, January 27.

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Good evening, Mr. Lipteck.

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Hello, Michael.

1:17.0

I feel like I should tell you in all candor that this was not going to be our episode

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for tomorrow.

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It wasn't part of my plans either.

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