Not unexpected that the Democrats want to get this pushed through before they likely lose control of the Senate. I’d hope that the Republicans make the normal objections to any rabidly liberal appointees and vote accordingly, but not attempt to take any extraordinary actions to stop it.
Justice Stephen Breyer will step down from the Supreme Court at the end of the current term, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.
The current court term will end in June or early July.
Breyer is one of the three remaining liberal justices and has been under pressure to step down in order to let President Joe Biden appoint his replacement.
Biden is expected to act quickly to nominate a successor who can be ready to serve when the court’s new term begins Oct. 3.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Biden’s pick would be confirmed with ‘all deliberate speed.