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Stephen Breyer

Jul 15, 2022

Former Justice Breyer named chair of ABA ROLI board

The American Bar Association has named Justice Stephen Breyer, the recently retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, as chair of its Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) board.

Jun 23, 2022

Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits

In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public.

Apr 28, 2022

Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

The fertile mind of Justice Stephen Breyer has conjured a stream of hypothetical questions through the years that have, in the words of a colleague, "befuddled" lawyers and justices alike.

Mar 31, 2022

Graham says he’ll vote ‘no’ on Jackson for Supreme Court

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he won't vote for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, expressing concerns about her record despite supporting her confirmation as an appeals court judge last year.

Jan 27, 2022

The moderate, pragmatic legacy of Stephen Breyer

Stephen Breyer will leave a legacy that reflects the Supreme Court he joined nearly three decades ago – less fractious and less partisan than the bench he is reportedly set to leave at the end of the current term.

Jan 27, 2022

Democrats eye Supreme Court pick to revive 2022 prospects

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they'll be buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Jan 26, 2022

Justice Breyer to retire; Biden to fill vacancy

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday.

Nov 1, 2021

Justices will consider if the fundamental right to keep a gun at home applies to carrying weapons in public

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Nov. 3, 2021, on a clear question: Does the constitutional right to possess a gun extend outside the home? The answer may alter gun regulations in many states. The crux of the issue before the court is captured by a debate that Thomas Jefferson had with himself […]

Apr 7, 2021

Breyer says big Supreme Court changes could diminish trust

Justice Stephen Breyer said on Tuesday that liberal advocates of big changes at the Supreme Court, including increasing the number of justices, should think "long and hard" about what they're proposing.

Feb 10, 2016

Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.

Oct 16, 2015

Breyer took part in case despite wife’s stock ownership (UPDATE)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer had a conflict of interest under federal law when he heard arguments in a case this week despite his wife's ownership of stock in a company involved in the dispute.

Sep 16, 2015

Supreme Court justice wants people to better grasp how high court functions

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer isn't planning to retire anytime soon, but he doesn't hesitate when asked about his legacy after more than two decades on the bench.


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