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Watch a Recording of the 2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture Featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

On February 17, the Law Library of Congress and the Supreme Court Fellows Program presented a conversation with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer for the Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture. The Law Librarian of Congress, Aslihan Bulut, introduced the event and Counselor to the Chief Justice, Jeffrey P. Minear, who is also executive director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program, served as the moderator. The event was live-streamed and you can now watch a recording of the program.

Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a graduate of StanfordOxford, 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 LibertyMaking 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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