Categories: Quickies SCOTUS rules 5-3 in favor of abortion rights in major Texas case – “The majority opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, struck down the legislation mandating clinics have admitting privileges... (Read more....
The Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision Monday that limits states’ ability to restrict access to an abortion by passing unnecessary health and safety regulations. Justice Stephen Breyer issued the majority opinion in the case, which has been called the court’s most definitive stance on abortion...
The Supreme Court’s decision invalidating key components of HB2, a Texas law imposing draconian regulations on abortion clinics, gave reproductive rights advocates almost everything they could have wanted. Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Show More Summary
The opinion, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, said the law imposed too great a burden on women's constitutional right to abortion-on-demand.
The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ stringent laws regulating abortion clinics on Monday in its long-awaited opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Writing for a five-member majority, Justice Stephen Breyer held that both regulations...Show More Summary
Listen to Episode 45 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer this week told an interviewer that the court has not been diminished by the Senate’s inability to fill its empty seat, despite appearances to the contrary. Show More Summary
Bank of America sues the Labor Department over its finding of racial discrimination in job-hiring. Justice Stephen Breyer dismisses the notion that the justices could be hampered without a ninth colleague. And the Supreme Court reverses a death sentence in Georgia for race-based juror selection. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
Justice Stephen Breyer may be the only current member of the Supreme Court to have argued that the inevitably long delays death row prisoners suffer before execution is a significant factor leading to the unconstitutionality of the death penalty but his persistence in arguing for this position has provoked passionate rejoinders. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California's death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades on death row results in "psychologically inhumane stress." His appeal pointed to what it called the state's...
The Supreme Court’s “fundamental” concerns with the government’s case against the former Virginia governor have “nothing to do with" him, said Justice Stephen Breyer.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, brother of Justice Stephen Breyer, one time aspired to be an actor. A federal appeals court revives a Virginia transgender teen's case challenging a school's bathroom policy. And a Washington judge hears arguments in the FTC's antitrust case against the Staples-Office Depot merger. Show More Summary
UP: “Donald Trump is a con artist” DOWN: “Donald Trump is invincible” UP: Principled conservatives who will never vote for Trump DOWN: Future of GOP is Trump is the nominee UP: Justice Stephen Breyer’s eight-is-enough statement DOWN: Refusing to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat as a key campaign issue UP: Drumbeat for Trump to release his […]
Justice Antonin Scalia "was the most frequent traveler, to spots around the globe, on trips paid for by private sponsors," according to the NYT. Justice Stephen Breyer: "We'll do our work" in the absence of Scalia. Apple Inc. fires back at the feds over the government's push to access data on locked iPhones. Show More Summary
At The New Criterion, I review Justice Stephen Breyer’s latest, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities. A sampling: How to explain the difference between progressive pretensions to “activate” liberty—i.e.,...Show More Summary
The biggest divide among U.S. Supreme Court justices isn’t exactly a political one, Justice Stephen Breyer said Thursday. Rather, he said, it's more the way the justices take the consequences of their rulings into account.
Reflections on 2015: U.S. Supreme Court, Big Law, Judicial Misconduct, Congress. Also: Judge Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit looks back at his career. And Justice Stephen Breyer, in a rare Sunday TV appearance, talks shop. This is a roundup from NLJ and other publications.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer also said he can’t give his opinion publicly on political matters like what he thinks of Donald Trump. “I’m not even going to answer the question of whether I talk to my wife about it, and that isn’t because there isn’t an answer,” he added. Breyer also refused to [...]
Earlier this year, a Supreme Court justice took action in a case where he had an unintended conflict of interest. Actually, that happened twice this year. One of the incidents involved Justice Stephen Breyer, and you might have heard...Show More Summary
One of the staples of Stephen Colbert’s new Late Show is the impressive array of conversations he has with non-Hollywood guests like Justice Stephen Breyer, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and mathematician Eugenia Chang. So when...Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has referenced Dr. Seuss to get her point across during oral arguments. Justice Stephen Breyer on Monday drew an analogy to his grandson making excuses to avoid doing homework. Rhetorical devices take all kinds of forms on the bench. Show More Summary