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Democrats walk on eggshells around Breyer as GOP plans another blockade for any Biden Supreme Court pick, Edward-Isaac Dovere and Manu Raju, CNN, December 19, 2021

… the idea that there might be a supreme court vacancy in 2021 just came on my radar screen through this article on Reason.com about Biden’s potential impact on the federal court system (it’s been relatively substantial so far)… and, of course, its Justice Breyer… according to the article linked above…

Breyer has told several people who’ve made unofficial efforts to push him to retire that he thinks the confirmation process shouldn’t be political, according to people told of those discussions, and Democrats worry he’d remain as an act of resistance to show he’s not bowing to politics.

… and…

Privately, multiple Senate Democrats complain that Breyer seems to have let his ego overtake him and he is not being realistic to how radically Supreme Court confirmation politics has changed in the last five years.

… please let’s not make the same mistake as we did with Ginsberg… ego has got to give way to doing what’s right for future generations… current SCOTUS is awful… it would become more than tragic if conservatives get another seat to fill…