“I see people in front of me of every race, every religion, every point of view. And believe me, this is a big country. 300 million people, and my goodness, there are 900 million points of view. And they’re all there in our courtroom.”
On January 27, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer announced his retirement. He was appointed to his position by President Clinton in 1994, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At 83, he is the oldest member of the court.
I spoke with Justice Breyer in 2006 at the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. We discussed his book, “Active Liberty,” as well as his judicial philosophy. He was surprisingly candid, and it was a delightful conversation. Take a listen!