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
Should the Supreme Court care that other countries have abolished the death penalty? That looming question animates Justice Stephen Breyer’s “The Court and the World,” a brisk but academic book that argues that it is relevant for the nation’s top judges to consider what other countries’ legal systems have decided when faced with difficult issues.…
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has no plans to step down from the bench anytime soon. The 77-year-old member of the court's liberal wing discussed his life, legacy and eventual retirement in an interview with CBS's Jan Crawford published Sunday. "Do you think about retiring?" Crawford asked. Show More Summary
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
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 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: 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
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 Stephen Breyer made an excellent argument for the abolition of the death penalty, and an idiotic one for its unconstitutionality.
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
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
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
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
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