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Schumer Eyes 30-Day Timeline for Confirming Breyer Replacement

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants to confirm President Joe Biden’s choice to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on an expedited timeline that would take only weeks to finish.

Schumer plans to move Biden’s nominee through the process on a timetable similar to that used by Republicans to confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett in 2020, according to a person familiar with his plans. She was confirmed 30 days after then-President Donald Trump made the nomination.