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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire: a look back(10 images)

Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, has sat on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1994. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton. The court's eldest member, and one of three remaining liberal justices, Breyer is planning to retire at the end of the current term.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks as the U.S. Mint launches the Chief Justice John Marshall silver dollar on May 4, 2005, in Washington. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI
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Supreme Court Justices, from the front, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Breyer make their way down the front steps of the Supreme Court prior to the start of the funeral procession for Chief Justice William Rehnquist on September 7, 2005. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Breyer (L) swears in David Ferriero as the 10th archivist of the United States in the National Archives Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in Washington on January 13, 2010. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI
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Breyer testifies before a House committee on the budget for the Supreme Court on April 14, 2011. Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI
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