Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court


Stephen Breyer is an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was appointed by President Clinton in 1994.

Following a clerkship with Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg in 1964, Breyer became well known as a law professor and lecturer at Harvard Law School starting in 1967.

He held other prominent positions before being nominated for the Supreme Court, including special assistant to the assistant attorney general for Antitrust, and assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973.

Breyer's books include Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, and Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution (2006).

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JAN 10, 2012 Podcast

Making our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

The nine unelected justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the power to strike down laws enacted by elected representatives. Why does the public ...