Ketanji Brown to take replace him.

When Jackson—a judge who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals—was nominated in April, the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked an 11–11 vote before she was advanced in a 53–47 procedural vote. She was confirmed by the full Senate by the same margin several days later, with only three Republicans joining all Democrats in her confirmation.

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) were the three GOP senators to join Democrats. (Predictable)

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer holds up a copy of the United States Constitution as he announces his retirement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced when he will officially retire from the nation’s highest court.

In a letter to President Joe Biden, Breyer confirmed that his retirement will come into effect on Thursday, June 30, at 12 p.m. ET.

Breyer, who was nominated by former President Bill Clinton in 1994, wrote that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is prepared to “take the prescribed oaths” to start her service on the Supreme Court.

Breyer’s retirement also fulfills a demand from some Democrats who wanted the 83-year-old to leave the Supreme Court to allow Biden to make his first appointment to the high court. Democrats currently have a razor-thin, 50–50 majority in the Senate.