Legal expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax on Saturday predicted his “friend,” Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, would resign next August in time for the Biden administration and Democrat-majority Senate to bring a new liberal justice forward.
“Next August, he will retire,” Dershowitz told “Saturday Report.” “That will give the president the power to appoint somebody before there’s a new Senate. So, everybody on the left will be happy, and Breyer will be able to say, ‘I didn’t give into pressure.’ That’s my prediction.”
The calls for Breyer to retire might have backfired for now, Dershowitz told host Carl Higbie, because lifetime appointments for justices are constitutionally constructed to keep judges from being politically pressured to act in any way.
But, ultimately, Breyer will turn 84 next August, and he knows the law, the Court, and the political landscape, Dershowitz noted – with a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority – albeit slight 50–50 with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebeaking vote.