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
Under federal law, a Supreme Court justice must recuse from a case when he or his spouse have a "financial interest" in it. Justice Stephen Breyer didn't know his wife held stock in a company with a stake in a big energy case the court heard on Wednesday, and apparently neither did she. Show More Summary
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait. Photo by REUTERS/Larry Downing WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer had a conflict of interest under federal law when he heard arguments in a caseShow More Summary
Justice Stephen Breyer had an apparent stock conflict in this week’s energy case at the Supreme Court. Dennis Hastert will plead guilty. The feds take on the Sidley Austin team representing Jill Kelley in her privacy suit tied to the David Petraeus scandal. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
Everyone at the Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed to agree that it's a good idea to reduce electricity demand at peak periods. It was what Justice Stephen Breyer called the problem of "Aug. 4 at 4 p.m." when air conditioners are running hard. But the justices appear divided over how best to deal...
IN JUNE, Justice Stephen Breyer called the entire American system of capital punishment into question. Rather than “try[ing] to patch up the death penalty’s legal wounds one at a time”, he wrote, what is needed is a “full briefing on...Show More Summary
Justice Stephen Breyer’s new book thoughtfully discusses how the Court should reconcile foreign and domestic legal issues. But it may be too little too late.
Ari Melber, MSNBC chief legal correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about his interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and the fascinating...
All kinds of awesome was on display this week when Justice Stephen Breyer appeared as a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert—ostensibly to showcase his new book, The Court and the World. Which they didn’t get around to discussing, at all. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer took a break from the courtroom to promote his new book on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. The book was only briefly mentioned but Colbert took the opportunity to gain insight regarding various court-related issues, including why cameras are still banned in the highest federal court in the United [...]Show More Summary
Appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Justice Stephen Breyer on Monday suggested that if cameras were allowed into the Supreme Court, viewing Americans might get a distorted impression of the cases being argued.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer made a rare stop at "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Monday to promote his new book, but instead the host got him to talk shop about a range of other things. “Normally Breyer sits next to Clarence...Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert pointedly asked Justice Stephen Breyer why U.S. Supreme Court proceedings are not recorded for the public. “The Supreme Court is about the last place in America where I couldn’t bring my camera crew in to shoot what the government is doing, to get video of what the...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer appeared on late night television Monday to promote his new book, but he ended up answering questions about cameras in the court and the collegiality of the justices. About a minute into the interview, Colbert asked Breyer why the court is "the last place where I couldn't bring my camera crew" to let the... Show More Summary