Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire From Supreme Court on Thursday

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who is the most senior member of the liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court, said he will officially step down at noon on Thursday 

The court said he will then swear in his former law clerk, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will become the first Black female justice in the country. 

The court said he will then swear in his former law clerk, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will become the first Black female justice in the country. 

In a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Breyer said, "It has been my great honor to work as a judge to protect our Constitution and the Rule of Law." 

Breyer's retirement makes it possible for Biden's first nominee to the court. 

Breyer's Seat Will Be Taken By Ketanji Brown Jackson

Jackson will take both oaths at noon. The Constitutional Oath will be given by Chief Justice John Roberts, and the Judicial Oath will be given by Justice Breyer.