A Supreme Court Justice said one word about retirement that made Joe Biden’s life a living hell

Presidents can reshape the Supreme Court and American life for generations with their nominees.

Joe Biden is about to learn that lesson the hard way.

And a Supreme Court Justice said one word about retirement that made Joe Biden’s life a living hell.

Left-wing activists ramped up a pressure campaign on liberal 82-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to announce his retirement while Democrats still controlled the Senate.

They feared a replay of when Ruth Bader Ginsburg refused to retire after Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, which allowed Donald Trump to nominate her replacement.

But in an interview with CNN, Breyer gave no indication he would step down anytime soon saying there were two factors that would determine when he would retire.

“Primarily, of course, health,” Breyer told CNN. “Second, the court.”

CNN asked Breyer if he had any immediate plans to which Breyer offered up a curt, one-word answer.

“No,” Breyer told CNN.

Breyer explained that being the most senior liberal justice on the court “has made a difference to me. […] It is not a fight. It is not sarcasm. It is deliberation.”

In one key case this year, court experts believe Breyer enticed conservatives to offer a narrow ruling rather than a sweeping victory.

Catholic Social Services sued the city of Philadelphia over the city refusing to contract for with the Catholic agency for foster care over the organization’s opposition to homosexual marriage.

Breyer convinced the court’s other two liberals to come along for a 9-0 decision in the Catholic agencies favor, but he also convinced Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh to join the court’s three other conservatives in reversing a 1990 precedent that allows the government to discriminate against the free exercise of religion.

With the court getting ready to hear cases on affirmative action, the Second Amendment, and abortion next term Breyer may be hoping he can pull off another miracle.

But with the Democrats holding a Senate majority that could disappear at any moment.

Leftists will be holding their breath.

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