Leftists Demand That Supreme Court Justice Breyer Step Down After Warning That Court Packing Could Cause Harm

Liberals were hoping to see Supreme court Justice retire this year, but not he is being told he should simply step down, according to Fox News.

Breyer gave a speech to college students warning of the dangers that a packed-court could cause.

“Proposals have been recently made to increase the number of Supreme Court justices. I’m sure that others will discuss related political arguments,” he said in his lecture.

“This lecture reflects my own effort to be certain that those who are going to debate these questions … also consider an important institutional point. Consider it. Namely, how would court-packing reflect and affect the rule of law itself?”

Breyer said he has a mind “to make those whose initial instincts may favor important structural change, or other similar institutional changes, such as forms of court-packing, think long and hard before they embody those changes in law.”

Demand Justice tweeted, “We can’t afford to risk Democrats losing control of the Senate before President Biden can follow through on his promise to nominate the first Black woman Supreme Court justice.”

“It’s time for Justice Breyer to announce his retirement.”

“If the public sees judges as politicians in robes, its confidence in the courts and in the rule of law can only diminish, diminishing the court’s power, including its power to act as a check on other branches,” Breyer stated.

“My experience of more than 30 years… as a judge has shown me that once men and women take the judicial oath they take that oath to heart. They are loyal to the rule of law, not to the political party that helped to secure their appointment.”

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From Fox News:

Some on the left reacted negatively to Breyer’s comments. Demand Justice, a liberal group dedicated to making the federal courts more left-leaning, responded by doubling down on its calls to “Expand the Supreme Court.”

Days later, Demand Justice is further lashing out at Breyer, who for decades has sided with left-leaning litigants more often than not.

“Breyer, retire,” a billboard truck paid for by Demand Justice, that was driving around Capitol Hill Friday, reads. “Don’t risk your legacy.”

Another side of the truck reads, “It’s time for Black woman Supreme Court justice. There’s no time to waste.”

The group elaborated in a tweet.

“We can’t afford to risk Democrats losing control of the Senate before President Biden can follow through on his promise to nominate the first Black woman Supreme Court justice,” Demand Justice tweeted. “It’s time for Justice Breyer to announce his retirement.”

The push comes as Biden announced a commission to study possible reforms to the Supreme Court, including court-packing. He gave the 36-member group 180 days from its first public meeting to produce a report on its findings. Biden announced during the presidential campaign that he would create such a commission in a “60 Minutes” interview.

“It’s not about court packing,” Biden. “There’s a number of other things that our constitutional scholars have debated, and I’ve looked to see what recommendations that commission might make. … There’s a number of alternatives that go well beyond packing.”

Some on the right panned Demand Justices’ efforts to get Breyer to step down.