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Stephen Breyer

Stephen Breyer is an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.


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Active Liberty
Written by Stephen Breyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27494-6 (0-307-27494-2)

A brilliant new approach to the Constitution and courts of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.For Justice Breyer, the Constitution’s primary role is to preserve and encourage what he calls “active liberty”: citizen participation in shaping government and its laws. As this book argues, promoting active liberty requires... Read more






Making Our Democracy Work
Written by Stephen Breyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39083-7 (0-307-39083-7)

Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the Supreme Court has the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain...

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