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2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture to Feature U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

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We hope you can join us for the 2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture! The Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program will present a conversation with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on Thursday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m. EST. This event will be live-streamed.

The Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut will introduce the event and Counselor to the Chief Justice Jeffrey P. Minear, who is also executive director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program, will serve as moderator.

Justice Stephen Breyer seated wearing black robes.
Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Photo courtesy of the United States Supreme Court.

Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government. He has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk (for Justice Arthur Goldberg), a Justice Department lawyer (antitrust division), an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (working closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act). In 1980, he was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990. In 1994, he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton. He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View, The Court and the World, and The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics, which was recently published. His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist. They have three children (Chloe, Nell, and Michael) and six grandchildren.

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Comments (5)

  1. I would like to take the program

  2. Hi, Will there be a recording for later viewing, if we are unable to watch the livestream?

    • Hello. Yes, we will record it and it will be available on YouTube.

  3. Fantastic

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