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

Release Date: 09 Feb 2022

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

The Law Library of Congressand the Supreme Court Fellows Program will present a conversation with Associate Justice Stephen Breyer for the 2022 Supreme Court Fellows Program Annual Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. EST.

This event will be live-streamed on the Library’s YouTube channel at

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.

Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and recently announced he will retire at the end of the term. 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 Sen. Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act.

In 1980, he was appointed to theUnited States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Jimmy Carter, becoming chief judge in 1990. In 1994, he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Bill Clinton.

Breyer 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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PR 22-013
ISSN 0731-3527

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