The liberal justice again defended the Supreme Court against claims that it makes decisions based on political motivations.
A new poll found that 62 percent of respondents believed the Court's decisions are driven by politics rather than the U.S. Constitution and the law.
Recent decisions by three justices suggest the Court is not prepared to revisit a precedent established in 1905.
If the Supreme Court's longest-serving liberal and longest-serving conservative both weigh in on politicization, it's a good sign that we ought to assess that problem..
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been making the rounds on his book tour this summer, fielding uncomfortable questions about why he hasn't quit his job.
"I don't want to die there in office, there are a lot of considerations," said the associate justice during an interview on CNN.
Calls for a change in the court's makeup have grown following its controversial ruling allowing a Texas abortion ban to take effect.
The senator said it was time for the Senate to abolish the filibuster in order to guarantee abortion rights.
The associate justice said there are "many things" that factor into his decision regarding when he will retire from the Supreme Court.
Stephen Breyer celebrated his birthday on Sunday. He is the oldest Supreme Court justice currently serving on the bench at 83.
The Minnesota senator invoked concerns over Supreme Court nomination "manipulation" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
There had been speculation that the 82-year-old would step down at the end of the Supreme Court's judicial term this month.
Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch have publicized internal struggles on the 3-3-3 Supreme Court.
Some progressives hope the 82-year-old justice will announce his retirement from the nation's highest court on Thursday.
"Well, we'd have to wait and see what happens," McConnell said when asked if a GOP-controlled Senate would advance a Biden Supreme Court pick in 2023.
Justice Elena Kagan, who wrote the dissenting opinion, called the majority's decision "profoundly wrong."
A lawyer who briefly halted the death penalty assesses Justice Kennedy's invitation to bring a test case before the Supreme Court.