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  • Justtice Breyer: 'Best Way to Preserve American Values Is to Know What’s Going on Abroad'

    02/01/2016 8:21:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/01/2016 | BY NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the best way to preserve American values is to be aware of what's going on abroad because the solutions to America's major problems are partly international. Breyer explained that he was at a seminar with Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who argued against the Court referring to decisions of foreign courts in its opinions. He recalled telling Goodlatte there are many countries in Eastern Europe that have newly established courts, which help to produce protections of democracy and human rights, and sometimes they need some recognition. Breyer...
  • SCOTUS Justice Breyer likes to rely on the laws of other countries

    09/15/2015 3:11:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This isn’t too disturbing. Nope. Not at all. Everything is just fine here, folks.Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a new book out in which he shares some of his many philosophical observations about law and the court. In it, as the latest issue of Time reveals, he concludes that there’s clearly nothing wrong with American courts – including SCOTUS – considering the laws and judicial rulings of other nations. Stop laughing and pointing. I’m serious. 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...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Within the space of just 48 hours, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the president is above the law; that straightforward statutory words may be twisted to mean the opposite of what they say; that discrimination heretofore, the textbook example of a willful act can be committed unconsciously, thereby supplanting our constitutional foundation of equal opportunity for all with the totalitarians dream of guaranteed outcomes for favored factions; and that five politically unaccountable lawyers, by dint of being issued robes, may impose their vision of the good society on 320 million Americans, reimagining our most basic institutions,...
  • ICE Released 2,837 Convicted Alien Sex Offenders to Comply With Supreme Court Ruling

    09/13/2013 8:53:32 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    ( Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The 2,837 sex offenders represented five percent of the 59,347 deportable aliens released since last September under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the GAO report, which was released Thursday. There are circumstances in which criminal aliens who have been ordered removed from the United States including those convicted...
  • Justice Breyer robbed by machete-wielding intruder at West Indies vacation home

    02/13/2012 1:53:47 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 13, 2012 | unattributed
    A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies. *** Arberg said the intruder took about $1,000 in cash and no one was hurt.
  • Prof to Justices Ginsburg & Breyer: Retire Now Before You Drop Dead During Republican Administration

    04/28/2011 9:59:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Didn't Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy get the word? Barack Obama's re-election is all but guaranteed if you believe the liberal mainstream media. Just today the CNBC head of news reported the belief that Obama's re-election would be guaranteed by the actions of the Fed. So why the concern about the health of Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer? Could it be that Randall doesn't quite (GASP!) believe in the political invincibility of the Lightworker? Apparently such "heretical" thoughts must have occurred to Professor Kennedy judging by his New Republic article in which he urges the two...
  • Justice Breyers remarks on guns revisionist thinking

    12/16/2010 10:07:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies
    Bowling Green Daily News (Ky) ^ | December 14, 2010 | Masthead Editorial
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is an ideologue, a judicial activist who rules by his own political and personal philosophy, rather than the rule of law and what our founding fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights more than 200 years ago. The left-leaning justice recently made remarks that further the suspicion that has been held for years - he doesnt rule in regard to the Constitution, but rather a far-left political philosophy. On Sunday, Breyer, a Bill Clinton appointee, said the founding fathers never intended guns to go unregulated. Breyer said history stands with the...
  • Breyer: Founding Fathers Would Have Allowed Restrictions on Guns

    12/12/2010 11:33:59 AM PST · by driftdiver · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Dec 12, 2010 | Foxnews
    If you look at the values and the historical record, you will see that the Founding Fathers never intended guns to go unregulated, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer contended Sunday. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Breyer said history stands with the dissenters in the court's decision to overturn a Washington, D.C., handgun ban in the 2008 case "D.C. v. Heller." Breyer wrote the dissent and was joined by Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He said historians would side with him in the case because they have concluded that Founding Father James Madison was more...
  • Stephen Breyer backtracks, now says Koran Burning may be Constitutional

    09/17/2010 7:50:46 PM PDT · by jdawg2010 · 39 replies ^ | 9/17/2010 | Joe Newby
    Appearing on CNN, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told Larry King that burning the Koran was protected speech. When asked if Pastor Jones of Florida had a right to burn the book, Breyer said, "Yeah, I said it depends on what analogy you use, but the most one analogous case is that there was you have the right to burn an American flag as a symbol." Earlier, Breyer told George Stephanopoulos that burning the Koran may not be protected by the First Amendment and compared it to yelling 'fire' in a crowded theater.
  • Justice Breyer Clarifies Earlier Remarks, Koran-Burning Is Constitutionally Protected After All

    09/17/2010 11:34:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 09/17/2010 | Eugene Volokh
    Josh Gerstein (Politico) has transcripts of Breyers Good Morning America remarks, which seemed to suggest that Koran-burning might be constitutionally unprotected, but also his more recent Larry King Live remarks, which pretty strongly suggest that Koran-burning is indeed constitutionally protected.To recap, the earlier remarks were ambiguous. Stephanopoulos asked whether globalization and the Internet, and the greater risk that expression in the U.S. may lead to killings overseas, should change the nature .. of what we can allow and protect. Breyer responded: Well in a sense, yes. In a sense, no.... [Y]ou can say, with the internet, you can say...
  • Supreme Court Justice Breyer Open to Banning Koran Burning

    09/14/2010 6:19:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 347 replies · 3+ views
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Kristinn
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has expressed a willingness to ban protesters from burning the Koran as the modern day equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theater.The Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag in protest is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.Breyer spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America today:But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning.Holmes said it doesnt mean you can shout 'fire' in a crowded theater, Breyer...
  • Breyer: Obamacare faces Supreme Court review

    04/15/2010 11:53:35 AM PDT · by legalwatch · 44 replies · 2,215+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 4-15-09 | Chris Rizo
    Legal challenges to the national health care overhaul signed last month by President Barack Obama will be heard eventually by the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer predicted Thursday.
  • Scalia and Breyer Go At It Once Again

    03/24/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 24, 2010 | Ashby Jones
    How is the U.S. constitution meant to be read by the judges who interpret it? As it was written and ratified back in the 1780s? Or are its words and phrases meant to change along with a societys customs, mores and viewpoints? Its a debate thats roiled the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court for years; a divide currently embodied in Justices Antonin Scalia and Justice Stephen Breyer (pictured). Scalias an unapologetic originalist, while Breyer, author of a book called Active Liberty, tends to push for a more expansive reading of the Great Document. On Tuesday, the duo talked about...
  • Who Is Harold Koh?

    03/31/2009 5:49:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,819+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 31, 2009
    Law: President Obama's nominee for State Department legal adviser could be a future Supreme Court pick. He believes U.S. law should be based on foreign precedent, and even Shariah law could find a home here.We have commented many times on the opinion of a number of U.S. Supreme Court justices that American jurists should include foreign law and precedent in their decisions. In several prominent cases, this has already happened. In a speech in South Africa, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the March 2005 Roper v. Simmons decision, in which a 5-4 majority ruled against executing murderers who were 17...
  • Dickerson on 'This Week': GOP Opposition To Obama Sup. Ct. Nominee Would Be 'Fake Fight'

    12/28/2008 9:55:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 1,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are "moderate" liberals. And Republican opposition to Obama Supreme Court nominees would constitute a "fake fight" demonstrating that the GOP remains mired in the culture wars. Such was the collective wisdom of two of the roundtable members on ABC's "This Week" today. Before moving to the substance, a word about the roundtable's lopsided composition, which resembled nothing more than Homecoming for public radio types. To "balance" David Brody of CBN, ABC chose Kurt Andersen of Public Radio International, Alison Stewart of NPR, and John Dickerson of Slate and . . . NPR. Andersen kicked...
  • Mr. (Justice) Breyer, Lobbyist

    08/04/2007 2:34:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 1,758+ views
    One must question whether Justice Breyer has violated the Code of Judicial Conduct by seeking congressional intervention to stop his colleagues from expressing their reasoned legal opinions with which he disagrees.
  • Harvard re-examines Dred Scott decision

    04/09/2007 7:08:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 136 replies · 1,990+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/08/07 | STEVE LeBLANC
    A century and a half after the Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision that no black slave or free could ever become a U.S. citizen, the case's legacy is still being debated. The fallout from the 1857 decision, which helped spark the Civil War, was the subject of a mock re-hearing of the case before a 10-member court led by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at Harvard Law School on Saturday. While the decision, issued by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, is almost universally seen as the moral low point of the court's history, participants in...
  • Breyer: Court Should Aid Minority Rights

    12/03/2006 1:04:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 91 replies · 2,422+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/3/06 | NewsMax
    Justice Stephen G. Breyer says the Supreme Court must promote the political rights of minorities and look beyond the Constitution's text when necessary to ensure that "no one gets too powerful." Breyer, a Clinton appointee who has brokered many of the high court's 5-4 rulings, spoke in a televised interview that aired one day before justices hear a key case on race in schools. He said judges must consider the practical impact of a decision to ensure democratic participation. "We're the boundary patrol," Breyer said, reiterating themes in his 2005 book that argue in favor of race preferences in university...
  • Awkward Questions for Justice Breyer

    02/11/2006 1:09:47 PM PST · by jimbofree · 10 replies · 1,724+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2006 | James Chen
    Just this week, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer paid a visit to his high school alma mater, Lowell High School in San Francisco. He took a tour of the schools campus, which moved in 1962 from downtown San Francisco to its present Sunset District location, and then spent an hour taking questions from the schools junior and senior classes. According to AP, Justice Breyer (Class of 1955) was treated like a rock star during his visit to the highly-selective schools campus. Besides the change in location, Lowell High School has in recent years undergone an immense transformation of its student...
  • Justice Breyer says Judicial activism not problem

    02/08/2006 6:15:30 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 29 replies · 1,065+ views
    CHICAGO - Stressing that "the role of a judge is to interpret the law and not legislate it," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told University of Chicago Law School students yesterday that they need not fear judicial activism by the current members of the Supreme Court. "Theres no reason to believe that judges are now more ready to overturn prior precedent," Breyer said while addressing several hundred students inside the universitys Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium. "All of the present judges basically agree that Congress, not judges, should decide policy," he said. The 67-year-old Breyer, an alumnus of Harvard Law...