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Justice Breyer

Stephen Gerald Breyer (born August 15, 1938) is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, and known for his pragmatic approach to constitutional law, Breyer is generally associated with the more liberal side of the Court.

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That Time Justice Breyer Certified A Question to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and then Reversed Circuit Jud... http:/…
With McCutcheon decision before the Supreme Court, the Left signals fascist, collectivist and utilitarian standards for evaluating First Amendment freedoms, completely abandoning libertarian liberty standards. Josh Blackman, for instance, notices Justice Breyer's "reasoning" which included a citation of Rousseau, the French thinker barely registering upon the Constitution's framers: "I wonder, and fear, that Breyer’s opinion may signal a shifting trend in broader thought on free speech on the left. With respect to speech, modern-day liberalism seems to be drifting away from protecting free speech, and more towards state-imposed equality" in speech.
Justice Breyer always cracks me up.
Justice Breyer is on fire with his dissent in McCutcheon, and surprise, superb, utterly readable prose!.
Credit to Justice Breyer for pointing out the effect this will have on democratic legitimacy.
Monday, April 7, 2014 US Supreme Court PRECEDENT STATES THAT OBAMA IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT You may forward this to any one you wish. This has been verified by Drake and whoever he gave it to. I think the people have suffered enough over this mess. No more waiting on announcements that the CEO CLOWN hasn't made yet. Obama has put and has helped to put enough people in jeopardy and people have died. I should say enough of the people have died because of these actors who have no clue. For all the treason, and espionage that has been done by all and the most that can be done is talk to them ? Well, while you people are talking and having meetings, etc. people are still starving to death all over the world. They all are guilty of stealing the peoples money and it's time to pay it back. Since they can't do this, they need to be in jail now, TODAY !!! The people need their money TODAY !!! STOP THE MURDERS, TREASON, ESPIONAGE, THEFT, SHUT DOWN THE FRAUDULENT BANKS, CORPORATIONS AND ALL INVOLVED IN THIS IL ...
A very candid, albeit long, presentation from Justice Breyer on the relevancy of international law to US courts
Thanks to his fellow Justices, this is about to become nightmarishly true. Thank you, Justice Breyer...for your dissenting opinion to your partners' insanity and your attempt to stop it.
I feel ya, man. Last week, I misread "Justice Breyer" as "Justin Bieber."
If collective speech matters to Justice Breyer, why does he vote against laws and constitutional amendments passed by voters in the states?
Thank you, Justice Breyer, for speaking the truth.
Floyd Abrams on and Justice Breyer's "disturbing" dissent.
After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics. Federal law continues to cap individual contributions to congressional candidates at $5,200, but the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision eliminated the $48,600 cap on the total individuals can contribute to candidates and the $74,600 cap on donations to political committees. An online New York Times story announced, "The ruling, issued near the start of a campaign season, will change and very likely increase the already large role money plays in American politics." Stop, please. I beg you. The hypocrisy is appalling. The Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org estimates that GOP biggie Sheldon Adelson and his wife 'bulldozed' (owww...powerword) $93 million into conservative super PACs in 2012. Does ...
Is that your gavel, Justice Breyer, or are you just happy to see me?
Justice Breyer is disappointed that he wore his robe backwards for April Fool's Day, and no one noticed.
Thanks for the shortened video--I transcribed Breyer's full answer on live audio here: http:/…
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If you're having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online. Share: Tracking Liberal Media Bias Since 1996 Thursday April 03, 2014 @ 09:55 AM ET 1. Networks Promote President's ObamaCare Trash Talk, Leave Out Republican Soundbites While ABC, NBC, and CBS all hyped President Obama slamming Republican opposition to ObamaCare during his Tuesday "victory lap" in the White House Rose Garden, the network coverage that evening and Wednesday morning did not include a single GOP soundbite on the topic. On Tuesday's ABC World News, White House correspondent Jon Karl proclaimed: "It looked like a victory celebration, and the beginning of a new campaign." A clip ran of Obama asserting: "The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay." 2. Bob Schieffer and Brian Williams Push Liberal Reaction to SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision Both CBS's Bob Schieffer and NBC's Brian Williams cried foul on Wednesday evening at the Supreme Court striking down the cap on overall political don ...
“If the court in Citizens United opened a door,” he said, “today’s decision may well open a floodgate.” Justice
Justice Breyer has a narrow vision of freedom of speech. He inherited it from early twentieth century Progressives who thought that freedom of speech is neither a natural right nor a restraint on government power, but a way of encouraging a robust marketplace of ideas.
Justice Breyer revealed the stupid and cravenness of progressives. *** you to ***
Tightly reasoned takedown of Justice Breyer's dissent in this week's campaign finance case.
The system is rigged Don Hazen replies3 (2 days ago) "You may have heard about the new book, "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis, about how the stock market is rigged by super-fast computer trading; or perhaps you saw Lewis tell the story on 60 Minutes Sunday night. But it's not just the stock market that is rigged. The whole system is rigged. With Wednesday’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court has doubled down on Citizen's United crushing the last aspect of campaign finance reform. It is now official, or perhaps more "official." Plutocracy = The United States of America. The rich will rule at levels beyond our imagination even just a few years ago. Justice Breyer writing for the four Justices who don't represent the billionaire class said the decision undermines the political integrity of our governmental institutions: "It creates a loophole that will allow a single individual to contribute millions of dollars to a political party or to a candidate’s campaign. …What has this to do with corr ...
Dkos: Excerpts from Justice Stephen Breyer's dissent in McCutcheon v FEC
"If You Want to Preserve American Values, Learn Something from Abroad" | Commentary by ht…
Two blog posts on the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision deserve mention and praise for the way in which they highlight disquieting themes in Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion. The first is this...
We specifically rejected efforts to define “corruption” in ways similar to those the plurality today accepts. We added: “Just as troubling to a functioning democracy as classic quid pro quo corruption is the danger that office­holders will decide issues not on the merits or the desires of their constituencies, but according to the wishes of those who have made large financial contributions valued by the officeholder.” Justice Breyer
Justice Breyer's dissent: "Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard." http:…
A very few tickets left for rare opportunity to hear Justice Breyer of United States Supreme Court talk on Judicial Independ…
“If I get very angry at something, one of my children will say, ‘God, he’s mentally unstable,’” [Justice] Breyer said.
Justice Breyer released from Washington hospital following surgery
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I am on HuffPost Live with Mike Sacks Talking About Justices Who Google: I’m looking at you Justice Breyer. Yo...
for students on ALP see the informative interview with Justice Breyer,
"To me, Proust is the Shakespeare of the inner world." Justice Stephen Breyer
Rule of Law: Justice Breyer recalls commitment to judicial review.
at 3:30pm ET on people. Chimp habeas, 23andMeandFDA, & Justice Breyer's Google Habits!
I will be on with at 3:45 ET to talk about Justice Breyer’s Outrageous Googling!
Justice Breyer released from Washington hospital following surgeryI am so sorry to hear this, Please follow an
From the Heller excerpt in my conlaw text: "[JUSTICE BREYER’S dissenting opinion is omitted.]"
Had lunch with a campaign supporter today and ran into Justice Stephen Breyer!
Why it's a problem Justice Breyer is Looking stuff up on Google DONT GOOGLE IT SCOTUS !
Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States Makes 2014 Clifford Symposium Ke...
Justice Breyer has shoulder surgery after bike accidentas Fernando Torres has scored Premier League goals for Chelsea,
How many articles did Justice Stephen Breyer publish between 1964-1965 when he was at harvard?
Is Justice Breyer an atheist? Nonbelievers are buoyed by remark at oral arguments…
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Justice Thomas is not a Europhile, but Justice Breyer is: (impressive French!)
Rarely do I agree with Justice Scalia, but he was absolutely right in his dissenting opinion on the DNA case. Justice Breyer wrongly compared it to fingerprints and photos, which are routinely taken when you get arrested. The difference is that there is no large-scale database/computer program that can search blocks of photos and fingerprints wholesale. The taking of DNA from people simply arrested (not charged) is a violation of the fourth amendment.
Justice Breyer recovering from shoulder surgery after bicycling accident yesterday
My paper on Justice Breyer is finished. Now all I need to do is some studying and note taking before tomorrow. :>
These guys have a great sense of humor- "Justice Breyer & Scalia Debate" via
I am just writing a paper on Justice Breyer. :P
"If you do your homework well, you can get a good job where you do homework for the rest of your life." - Justice Stephen Breyer
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, misrepresents the Father of our Constitution
During the recess, Justice Breyer will try to convince a high school civics class that he really is a Supreme Court Justice.
"He [Justice Breyer] started referring to her, and her case, as 'the stripper.' This was not precisely accurate..."
Looks like Monsanto will win again... Justice Stephen Breyer said federal law prevents people from making copies of patented inventions. "And that is what he did," Justice Breyer said of Mr. Bowman. Chief Justice John Roberts suggested companies wouldn't spend money to develop such technologies if others could just copy the inventions without paying for them. Justice Elena Kagan voiced similar concerns. A decision is expected by the end of June.
Today the brother of a CAL member bought his Christmas Tree right next to a Supreme Court Justice buying his. Yes, we are power players.
Yes I am spending my Friday night watching Justice Breyer and Justice Scalia debate.
I hate case briefs. Justice Breyer is boring. I just want to watch a Christmas movie. This research paper needs to be over.
"An automobile is expensive. You have to find a place to park and it's not fun. So why not ride a bicycle?" Supreme Court Justice Breyer
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One of the most important and substantial things a President does is appoint Supreme Court Justices to their lifetime seats/terms. Peruse this info below and think about that when you vote. (Thanks Lisa Ferrell) Lisa Ferrell If you have hesitation on voting for Mitt Romney, keep these things in mind: 1. Justice Scalia just turned 78 2. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year 3. Justice Breyer was 76 in August 4. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago - and is reportedly quite ill. 5. Justice Stephens has already said he would retire and is just waiting for Obama to be re-elected. The next president could appoint as many as 5 new Justices over the next four years. This election is about much more than the ObamaCare Tax. Whomever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come. If you don't think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mit ...
This just in: Justice Breyer is a San Francisco Giants fan. A big one.
Whether you vote for Obama or Romney... your vote is important.
Sweet. Just got an email from BU saying that Associate Justice Breyer will be the keynote speaker in January at BU for Esdaile. That will be awesome, hopefully.
To: Young Democrats (18 - 29) 10/20/12 We have recently seen on TV that young voters (18-29 years old) prefer President Obama by a wide margin (70% support in Florida). However we also learn that motivation to get out and vote is much lower than in 2008. Your organization needs to push strongly on getting out the vote by providing young people reasons to vote. For those who think that President Obama has not done a good enough job, ask them to follow the presentation at: . Click on Download and then open. Several slides have voice narrative. You may have to wait 3 or 4 seconds for the voice to start. (FYI the material for this presentation was put together by an old white male, the PP presentation and voice was done by a bright young Hispanic.) For those who need additional incentive to get out and vote, please remind them of the Supreme Court which is probably the most important issue of this election for young Americans. The direction of social justice and equality for our country for the next 30 or s ...
Listened to SC justice Breyer talk about the 2nd amendment and that he was unsure if it applied to the individual. *Ahem*..."Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." (James Madison, The Federalist Papers
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Four reasons why the coming election is crucial: Supreme Court Justice Scalia is 76, Justice Kennedy is 75, Justice Breyer is 75, and Justice Ginsberg is 80.
4 good reasons to vote for : Justice Breyer is 74, Kennedy is 76, Scalia is 76 and Ginsburg is 80.
Supreme Court Justice's son, Michael Breyer, is running for CA state assembly. Justice Breyer is keeping his distance
Today was the opening day of the U.S. Supreme Court, and there was some awkward settling-in, as Justice Breyer could not find his new locker number and Chief Justice Roberts had left his lunch money at home.
Justice Breyer & Scalia discuss some of their differences.
Four Things to Keep in Mind When Voting: 1. Justice Scalia is 762. Justice Kennedy is 763. Justice Breyer is 744...
Stephen Breyer is officially my favorite justice on the Court...such an intellectual badass
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“Justice Breyer even defended the benefits of lying"
$16 Trillion send the bill to Justice Steven Breyer.
Legal News: Justice Breyer accidentally returned on first Monday in September to empty S.Ct. building.
Rebecca Stone (Articles Editor '09) recently finished her term as clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2011-2012
You kids should all be jealous that you don't get to read from the works of Supreme Court Justice Breyer
Justice Kagan, Justice Breyer and Carnegie folks in the Peace Palace Rose Garden. Nice night!
Great Shot from the Justice Breyer at the Peace Palace.
Justice Breyer is this really you? I know your middle name is Gerald but is this really you?
"You explain to people first, why is it that I think what I think? You're not trying to prove a point. Law is not mathematics. If I am a mathematician, I am trying to prove why 'A' follows from 'B.' But this is not the nature of this discipline. The best I can do is explain to a reader what my reasons are for adopting this particular conclusion." ~Justice Breyer on expressing opinions in writing.
Cycling ethics from former NYT's Ethicist Randy Cohen -> Guess what? Justice Breyer sometimes rides his bike to work!
What a man could do is not at all the same as what a man would do. -- Justice Breyer quoting somebody else.
Four important things to keep in mind when voting: 1.. Justice Scalia turned 78 in March 2.. Justice Kennedy turned 78 on July 23rd 3.. Justice Breyer was 76 on August 15 4.. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 in March A president is for 4 years. A Justice is for a lifetime.
* Justice Scalia is 78 *Justice Kennedy 78 later this year *Justice Breyer 76 in August *Justice Ginsburg is 81. *OBAMA WILL DESTROY USA
Going to reread Justice Breyer's book "Active Liberty" on the plane from Phx to LA. Haven't read it since I was a 1L.
A lot of people think is the guy who decides if you get ice cream or not, but it's actually Justice Breyer.
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Apparently y'all don't know who Justice Breyer is, which is a *** shame
In my "Ideal World" all name calling, dirty tricks, and spin in regards to politics would stop. Then we could have honest conversations about issues. One party believes government can solve all problems. The other party believes smaller government is best. These two concepts need to be debated, but I also believe the most important debate that MUST be held is the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices are placed in office for LIFE. President Obama in 2010 and 2011 placed Justice Sotamayor and Justice Kagan on the court. Both of these ladies are in their late 40's. The next President will place 3 more judges on the court if Justice Breyer, Ginsburg, and Scalia retire as anticipated. A President's policies last a few years. The Supreme Court's ploicies last for decades. Do you want the court 7-2 liberal or 6-3 conservative for decades. This is the most important debate of all. A liberal court will further remove our Lord out of our lives and shift the values this country was built on. ...
"Study: Most Americans Can't Name One Supreme Court Justice." I'll bet it's Stephen Breyer. Aways thought he should assert himself more.
According to a new poll, two thirds of Americans can't name a single member of the Court. Meanwhile, these people are more powerful than they've been in a long time.
Funny.. Breyer's the first on my list. Better Know a Justice! A Supreme Court Cheat Sheet - Andrew Cohen - The Atlantic
in Criminal Law reading...Justice Breyer just cited Robinson Crusoe, Moby *** and the Bible in one paragraph...haaa
2/3 of Americans can't name a sitting (or standing) SCOTUS Justice. via
"Stephen Breyer has always been an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court." Those kids today and their mindset!
As SCOTUS acquires more power, only 1 in 3 can name a justice. 20% can name Roberts, 3% Breyer.
It doesn't surprise me that Stephen Breyer is the least known SCOTUS justice. He doesn't really make the headlines the way other justices do
I can never remember Supreme Court Justice Breyer. I spend most of my time trying to forget Scalia...
Not even ONE?? I wish I could say emphatically that I could name all nine, but for some reason I always forget Breyer.
Just because the average retirement age of a justice is 78.7. Breyer is 74. I don't know. Augury?
I'm not teaching this semester, so I plan to follow you around at all times in a Snuggie while impersonating Justice Breyer.
Today is Justice Breyer's 74th birthday. Avg age of is now 66.4. Avg amount of judicial service is 4x higher than when FDR was pres.
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Justice Ginsberg (79) will probably retire. Scalia and Kennedy are 76. And if Obama was reelected, Justice Breyer (73) might.
"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has sparred for years with Justice Antonin Scalia on the printed pages of legal opinions. The two have even debated about constitutional interpretation in public. And now Justice Breyer has taken his argument to the printed pages of a book written for popul...
If Obama wins 4 possible seats on court: Justice Scalia 78 Justice Kennedy 78 Justice Breyer 76 Justice Ginsburg 81 Think who he would name
I am more of a Justice Breyer fan. Scalia is way too conservative for me. All brilliant minds regardless.
Yes. Justice Breyer is sort of an extreme example of that.
Justice Stephen Breyer is the only intellectual on the Roberts court.
you can just YouTube his debates w justice Breyer...basically the same thing
Breyer,Thomas did it too.It's fine.RT should a sitting justice be doing television interviews for his book?
The parallels what US Justice Breyer said on GPS tracking - If you win (this) you produce what sounds like '1984'
Personally, I was surprised that Justice Breyer wanted to become CEO of Yoohoo Chocolate Drink.
Justice Breyer's CSPAN podcast is intense and I'm kind of scared of him.
Understatement of the year: "I do not see a significant possibility of reconsideration" of Citizens United. Justice Breyer
Every Last One of Us Is a Chaos Muppet or an Order Muppet (Justice Breyer = Chaos Muppet has made my WEEK.)
And again, by Breyer i mean any justice, clerk, staffer on lib side. But I would not be shocked if it's a cons. Just not obv.
Today's USPTO guidance re Mayo, while very clear & useful, undercuts large number of biotech patents. Justice Breyer's legacy in the making.
I bet Justice Breyer does a great Vincent Price impression.
Article I read says in maybe different justice or I got bad information
got on his way home in DC, I think it was Breyer, surprised he has no detail
Bit July 4th shout out to Justice Breyer, who never gets talked about. It's ain't The Nine without you, bro!
Keep this in mind this Nov: Justice Scalia is 78, Kennedy is 77, Breyer is 75 & Ginsburg is 81 and ill
is a moron. I don't like Kagan, Breyer et al. but I won't call for their resignation for ideological reasons.
And conversely who would be the new swing justice if Breyer or Ginsburg got replaced by a strong conservative?
Bush Sr appointed Justice Breyer to Supreme Court; he is SOLID LIBERAL VOTE
"Taxes are, for better or for worse, the life’s blood of government."~Justice Breyer
Egypt constitutional court subscribes to Justice Breyer's 'Living Constitution' theory apparently
I am justice breyer all the way! I like his more current style of interpretation. Poly sci major just like you!!
What does one wear in Nevis? And how does one get an audience with Justice Breyer whilst there?
I cannot wait until Justice Breyer laughs in Clement's face for suggesting the Court be bound by a dictionary definition of "marriage."
"Why do you keep calling it a tax?" Justice Breyer asked the solicitor general during the oral arguments for ObamaCareTax last March.
WHY WE MUST WIN: Justice Kennedy is 77, Justice Breyer is 76 and Justice Ginsburg is 81. must fight for &
I told you so about Justice Roberts just doesn't seem to do it But I did tell you that Roberts was going to turn
A few initial observations on the ObamaCare ruling: 1. New media beats old media. CNN's initial report, that the law was struck down, was incorrect. More reliable was an independent site called Scotusblog, which reported 866,000 visitors tuned in to its
Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Sonya Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan in the 5 to 4 decision.
Justice Ginsburg (and Justices Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan) on the Affordable Health-care Act (Mirror of Justic...
We have to give Chief Justice Sandra O'Breyer thanks. We should look into procedures for judicial impeachment. I dream...
I never thought I'd say this, thank you Justice Roberts. And my thanks to Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer & Ginsberg we are so grateful.
Thanks a lot Roberts. And i like how your rational for upholding the act was to basically not look too political. because do you think Justice's Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor and Ginsberg would ever switch to the more conservative side of any issue? Not on a happy day in *** No, they vote the way of the party of the Presidents that confirmed them. Republican Presidents have not had as much luck
Chief Justice John Roberts side w/ Kagan, Souter, Sotomayor and Breyer on decision.
Justice Stephen Breyer is still the man. My favorite judge just because he came to Amphi my junior year😝
Thank you Justice Roberts, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Ginsburg. Just witnessed history.
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