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June 30, 2022

Statement of ABA President Reginald Turner Re: Retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2022 — The American Bar Association expresses its gratitude to retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer for his decades of service to the legal community.

In his 28 years on the nation’s highest court, Breyer wrote hundreds of opinions and dissents and brought a sense of pragmatism to the bench. The decisions he wrote took into account the real-life consequences of the people they affect. We are also grateful that Breyer has been an ABA member since 1988 and has spoken at Association meetings and events many times.

The ABA wishes Justice Breyer and his family much happiness in his retirement and hopes he continues to impart his wisdom to the current and future generations of lawyers.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.