Latest Stephen Breyer News

Breyer: Supreme Court leaker still appears to be a mystery

Sep. 23, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a Washington mystery that no one seems able to unravel. The Supreme Court apparently still hasn't found the person who leaked a draft of the court's major abortion decision earlier this year. In a television interview airing this weekend, retired Supreme...

Today in History: August 15, Woodstock opens

Aug. 15, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2022. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York. On this date: ...

Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

Aug. 11, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skepticism about the court's...

Today in History: Aug. 3, deadly Walmart shooting in Texas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2022. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 people dead; prosecutors...

AP-NORC poll: 2 in 3 in US favor term limits for justices

Jul. 25, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2 in 3 Americans say they favor term limits or a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices, according to a new poll that finds a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans saying they have “hardly any” confidence in the court. The poll from...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...

Supreme Court won't let Biden implement immigration policy

Jul. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't allow the Biden administration to implement a policy that prioritizes deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. The court's order Thursday leaves the policy frozen nationwide for now. The vote...

Senate confirms Michelle Childs to DC appeals court

Jul. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of South Carolina jurist Michelle Childs — recently under consideration for a slot on the U.S. Supreme Court — to sit on the federal court typically seen as a proving ground for the nation’s highest bench. Senators, including...

Retired Justice Stephen Breyer joining Harvard law faculty

Jul. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Stephen Breyer is getting a different title: professor. Harvard said Friday that Breyer, who retired from the Supreme Court June 30, is re-joining its law school faculty. Breyer is a graduate of the law school and first joined the Harvard faculty...

Supreme Court Justice Breyer has options as a retiree

Jul. 07, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until last week when he swore in Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, his successor on the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer had a rigorous, intellectually challenging job with the highest of stakes. Now the 83-year-old retiree has no briefs to read and no opinions to write. ...