National Women’s Law Center Responds to Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

(Washington D.C.) In response to the announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the following statement was issued by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:

“Justice Stephen Breyer will leave behind a distinguished legacy defending the rights of every person under the Constitution, including the right to live free from discrimination and our fundamental right to abortion. For decades, Justice Breyer has upheld liberty as a central value to our judicial system and our democracy, often in the face of targeted campaigns to thwart both. Hostility towards the ideals Justice Breyer fought for has only grown more extreme, and it is why we are prepared to fight for a fair-minded, thoughtful jurist to take his place, one who will defend our Constitution and strengthen our government’s commitment to equality and justice under the law. President Biden has made clear his commitment to a government that truly represents the governed, which is why it is time that this country is finally introduced to the deep bench of outstanding Black women attorneys, whose experience and qualifications are unmatched. We look forward to President Biden’s nominee and are prepared to fight for the Court all women deserve.”