Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference 2006

Justice Stephen Breyer

Justice Stephen Breyer

Host Marcia Franklin talks with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

In his book, Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution, Breyer lays out his judicial philosophy: that judges should decide cases in a way that allows the public to maximize participation in government through what he calls "active liberty."

In his conversation with Franklin, Breyer expounds on that idea and cites several decisions that he believes have helped promote democracy. He also talks about the need for citizens to become more active in civic affairs.

Links

Home page of the U.S. Supreme Court
Bio and recent decisions (Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute)
NewsHour conversation with Justice Breyer
NPR interview with Justice Breyer
Justice Stephen Breyer (from the OYEZ Project)

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