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Justice Breyer’s Globalist Legal Agenda

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

Justice Breyer on Term Limits, Differences with Justice Scalia and More

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.

Morning Wrap: Supreme Court Highlights | The Year in D.C. Big Law

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.       

Breyer: We’d Never Be Able To Have Internment Camps Today

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 [...]

Chief Justice Roberts Made 'Human Error' In Overlooking Conflict Of Interest

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Watch Stephen Colbert Show Bill Maher How to Talk About Religion Without Being Obnoxious

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 Sotomayor Invokes Jailed Relatives to Highlight Racism in Jury Selection

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

Justice Breyer Won't Sit Out Big Energy Case Where He Had Conflict Of Interest

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Supreme Court justice took part in case despite wife’s stock ownership

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

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS Stock Conflict | Hastert's Plea Deal

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.       

Supreme Court conservatives question federal rule to cut electricity demand

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...

Supreme scepticism of Florida's death penalty

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

How the Supremes Rule on Global Law

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Justice Stephen Breyer offers window on death penalty views

Ari Melber, MSNBC chief legal correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about his interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and the fascinating...

The Supreme Court Has Nothing to Hide, So Don’t Look

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

Justice Breyer explains to Stephen Colbert why cameras are banned in the Supreme Court

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

Justice Breyer, on ‘Late Show,’ Defends Ban on Cameras in the Supreme Court

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.

Stephen Colbert Overrules Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer In Rare 'Late Show' Interview

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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 asks Justice Breyer about TV ban: ‘Why can’t we watch you?’ The government can watch us

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Breyer, Colbert Spar Over Cameras in Supreme Court

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

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