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Stephen Breyer

A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

We have now come to expect the head-to-head clashes between politicians with opposing views. At first appearance, the Supreme Court may seem to fall in line with this rule with its frequent nail-biting cases. But according to United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the opposite holds true.

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

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

Under federal law, a Supreme Court justice must recuse from a case when he or his spouse have a "financial interest" in it.  Justice St...

Teens Sentenced To Die In Prison May Not Get A New Day In Court -- Yet

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Henry Montgomery has spent more than 50 years behind bars after his conviction for killing a sheriff's deputy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He ...

You Can Now Listen To Justice Scalia Call Obamacare 'SCOTUScare' Over And Over

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.09.2015 | Politics

Every major Supreme Court decision has two parts: a written opinion and an oral announcement. The former is made public immediately, but the latter is...

Justice Breyer Couldn't Save Richard Glossip, But He Won The Day Anyway

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics

When lawyers for Richard Glossip filed a last-minute request with the Supreme Court late Tuesday to halt his execution, the justices were already...

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

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

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 Supreme Court Has Had Enough Of The Lethal Injection Debate

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court won't be reconsidering an explosive ruling it issued in June that upheld the legality of the lethal injection in Oklahoma.  In ...

Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 07.01.2015 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

Monday, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, joined by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, suggested that the death penalty is unconstitutional. They did so in dissent. But what a powerful dissent it was.

Overturned And Inside Out!

David Trumble | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
David Trumble


Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

Justice Kennedy: Solitary Confinement 'Literally Drives Men Mad'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

The inmates and prison activists fighting solitary confinement have Supreme Court Justice and key swing vote Anthony Kennedy on their side. While s...

Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: 'I Can't Feel Bad About It'

Nan Aron | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Apple Grove, West Virginia, there are some retirees from a chemical plant whose Christmas wishes probably include this: They want to keep the health insurance they were promised.

In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Thank You for Your Service, But It's Time to Go Justice Ginsburg

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

If either Ginsburg or Breyer resign this summer we can expect a contentious, drawn out, and divisive confirmation battle. But that is nothing like we are bound to see if they wait until after November when odds are the Republicans will take the Senate.

Slipperiness Behind Aereo Ruling: Solving Riddles of Legislative Intent and Separation of Powers

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

Fathoming legislative intent simply is too subjective and too slender of a reed to support such an important decision and to divide the winners from the losers that others have already sorted out.

Terminal City: A Talk with Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

For the Roberts Court, Facts Are Malleable

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.

The Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision and the 'Appearance' of Corruption

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

As in Citizens United, five conservative Justices, led by the good ole' "umpire" John Roberts, decided that they know better than the nation's elected representatives whether one individual contributing millions to campaigns and parties creates the "appearance" of corruption. If that's not judicial activism, I don't know what is.

Did A Supreme Court Justice Just Admit To Being An Atheist?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case about the constitutionality of a New York town's practice of beginning local legislative me...

Scalia Mocks Argument In Testy Hearing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in content) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court talks ab...

WATCH: The Rule Of Law On The Move: Challenges And Disasters

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm EST On Tuesday, July 2, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the latest sess...

Supreme Court Justice Released From Hospital

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been released from a Washington hospital, two days after undergoing surgery for injuries suffer...

Justice Has Shoulder Surgery After Bike Accident

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident. Court...

Ryan Grim

Obama Administration Argument In Marriage Equality Case Confuses Justices | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, which made its own argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, offered a line of reasoning that was just...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #24, Supreme Court Appointments

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Electing Romney would be devastating to the future of the Supreme Court and the country. If Romney is elected and Ginsburg retires, over the next four years a real shift in power would occur.