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Breyer announces new book as court watchers eye his retirement

Breyer announces new book as court watchers eye his retirement
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Harvard University Press has announced a new book by Supreme Court Justice Stephen BreyerStephen BreyerSupreme Court confounding its partisan critics Gorsuch, Thomas join liberal justices in siding with criminal defendant Senate confirms Biden's first judicial nominee MORE as court watching anticipate his retirement.

Harvard University Press shared snippets of Breyer’s book “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics.”

The book shares details of Breyer's time on the high court with a warning that public trust will be “eroded by political intervention, dashing the authority of the Court.” 

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“Without the public’s trust, the Court would no longer be able to act as a check on the other branches of government and a guarantor of the rule of law, threatening the foundations of our constitutional system,” a snippet by Harvard University Press reads.

The possibility of Breyer's imminent retirement has hung over the Supreme Court as the current term enters its final weeks and Democrats cling to the slimmest of Senate majorities.

The Hill has reached out to the Supreme Court for comment.