Gitmo cases loom large in Breyer’s national security legacy

By Daniel Wilson (January 28, 2022, 9:06 PM EST) – United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s apparent shift in views on imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay will likely be his important legacy on issues of military and national security as he nears retirement.

Justice Breyer, who has sat on the bench of the Supreme Court for nearly three decades since 1994 after more than a decade as an appellate judge, on Thursday formally announced his intention to retire at the end of the current term. of the High Court, usually scheduled for the end. June or early July.

In cases involving national security issues during his tenure on the High Court, Judge Breyer was often…

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