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Stephen Colbert Gets Political, Booking Supreme Court Justice, UN Secretary-General, Bernie Sanders

Further illustrating how little difference there will be between CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central late-night host Stephen Colbert, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be Colbert’s guest during his secondShow More Summary

New Court Filing Challenges Legality Of Death Penalty

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Someone has taken up Justice Stephen Breyer's invitation to challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty. Breyer suggested in a dissenting opinion last month that the death penalty "very likely violates the Eight Amendment," and called for the U.S. Show More Summary

The Death Penalty Has an Innocence Problem — and Its Days Are Numbered

The demise of the death penalty is upon us. While the Supreme Court ruled this week to allow the continued use of a controversial lethal injection drug, Justice Stephen Breyer’s sweeping dissent invited the nation to question capital punishment’s constitutionality. Show More Summary

A Divided Court on Three Big Rulings

A Divided Court on Three Big Rulings: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) laid the groundwork for the eventual realization that capital punishment is unconstitutional, and it seems that he, like...Show More Summary

Justices Ginsburg, Breyer will no longer tinker with the machinery of death

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Justice Harry Blackmun got there in 1994, after twenty-four years on the bench. For Justice John Paul Stevens, it took twenty-three years. Today, after twenty-two and twenty-one years, respectively, Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader...Show More Summary

Justice Breyer’s Anti-Death Penalty Dissent Is an Undemocratic Embarrassment

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Justice Stephen Breyer made an excellent argument for the abolition of the death penalty, and an idiotic one for its unconstitutionality.

In a Brave, Powerful Dissent, Justice Breyer Calls For the Abolition of the Death Penalty

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Justice Stephen Breyer took a brave, powerful stand against the machinery of death on Monday, writing that, to his mind, “the death penalty, in and of itself, now likely constitutes a legally prohibited ‘cruel and unusual punishmen[t].’...Show More Summary

Justice Breyer perfectly captured the major problem with the death penalty

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the use of a controversial lethal injection drug in America, and Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissent that captured his major problem with the death penalty. From his dissent: Today's administration...Show More Summary

Justices Breyer, Ginsburg Say It Is 'Highly Likely' The Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Two liberals on the Supreme Court on Monday suggested that the death penalty itself may be unconstitutional, saying that it may violate the Eighth Amendment. Both Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined two...Show More Summary

U.S. top court rules against Cisco Systems in patent infringement fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc over a $64 million patent infringement verdict the tech giant is fighting. On a 6-2 vote, with Justice Stephen Breyer recused, the court threw out a ruling by the U.S. Show More Summary

Me & Ruth & Sonia & Antonin

Although you wouldn’t guess it from audio recordings of oral arguments, the justices of the Supreme Court get antsy. Justice Stephen Breyer swivels his balding pate, raises his eyebrows, whispers to his neighbors. Justice Elena Kagan leans forward, cocks her head, purses her lips. Show More Summary

Stephen Breyer's New Book Will Confront Global Challenges

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is writing a new book on the increasingly global scope of the work of the high court, his publisher announced Tuesday. The book, Breyer's third as a justice, is titled The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, and will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in September.       

Clifton: A Reality About 2016 Liberals Need to Face

Allen Clifton: Let me list a few numbers for everyone: 78, 80, 80, 83. Those are the ages that Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be when the next president is sworn in, respectively. Show More Summary

Our Cellphones Are Us

What we know for sure on April 29, 2014: Approximately 90 percent of Americans have cellphones, including Justice Stephen Breyer. Twelve million people are arrested every year, the great majority of them for minor offenses. What we don’t...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Breakfast Table

A quick preliminary read of the unanimous (!) decision on cellphone privacy today reveals that despite the fact that we loooove to make fun of the justices’ technological cluelessness (Justice Stephen Breyer confessed at oral argument...Show More Summary

"The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant."

"The vote was 6-3 in Young's favor. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion."The outcome reflects a "middle ground" that Justice Elena Kagan suggested during arguments in early December. Courts must now re-examine Young's case with a more accepting view of the discrimination claim. Show More Summary

Comment on Ferguson? Not My Job, Says Justice Stephen Breyer.

In a wide-ranging chat with Harvard law professor Noah Feldman at 92Y in Manhattan on Thursday, Justice Stephen Breyer got a chance to nerd out about some of his favorite subjects, including government instit

More Money, More Problems: Open Mic at the Federal Election Commission

Last week, I spent an hour at a witness table next to Shaun McCutcheon, the lead plaintiff in the eponymous Supreme Court case that dissenting Justice Stephen Breyer wrote "eviscerate[d] our campaign finance laws." Along with Mr. McCutcheon's...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Teases 'Opportunities' for Marriage Ruling

10 months agoLGBT / Lesbian :

Will the Supreme Court finally hear a case that could resolve marriage equality nationwide? Some court-watchers say Justice Stephen Breyer's remarks this weekend indicate that possibility. read more

Supreme Court Justice Teases 'Opportunities' for Marriage Ruling

Will the Supreme Court finally hear a case that could resolve marriage equality nationwide? Some court-watchers say Justice Stephen Breyer's remarks this weekend indicate that possibility. read more

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