Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in a letter to President Joe Biden Wednesday said he will officially step down from the bench on Thursday.
“It has been my great honor to participate as a judge in the effort to maintain our Constitution and the Rule of Law,” Breyer wrote.
Moments after his retirement, Biden’s pick Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in as the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court at noon at the Supreme Court building.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer will administer the Judicial Oath in a ceremony in the West Conference Room before a small gathering of Judge Jackson’s family.
Jackson will become the nation’s first Black female justice.