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In Session With U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

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Fun fact: when Stephen Breyer was a teenager at San Francisco's Lowell High School in the 1950s, he debated future governor Jerry Brown. Now, as a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, Breyer hears arguments central to the lives of Americans and our country's governance -- topics as wide-ranging as same-sex marriage and campaign finance. Breyer joins us to talk about life as a Supreme Court justice, his book "The Court and the World" and whether legal decisions in other countries should influence those in the U.S.


Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and author most recently of "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities"