Associate United States Supreme Court Stephen Gerald Breyer, who has been a US Supreme Court justice for twenty two years is retiring from the United States Supreme Court, the nation’s highest court. Justice Breyer who is part Supreme Court’s “liberal wing,” has written decisions regarding a number of issues on such topics as providing access to abortion, striking down questions concerning citizenship the United States Census surveys, and United States Copyright law, and supporting the Affordable Care Act. Justice Breyer also dissented on a number of decisions that was decided by a court that became markedly more conservative as Justice Breyer was aging during his tenure on the court.

Justice Breyer was on track to have a career in government law or jurisprudence as he attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, and served as an assistant prosecutor in the Watergate investigation and a fact checker for the Warren Commission.