U.S. Justice Stephen Breyer reflects on Supreme Court and life in isolation Monday, April 13, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently plunked down before his computer camera for a lively Zoom chat with students at the United Nations International School, offering a glimpse of the justices' private negotiations against a canvas of how the law develops in America.
Speaking from his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home, Breyer's mien alternated between intellectual former law professor dropping French literary allusions and animated 81-year-old grandfather bursting with enthusiasm for the US constitutional structure, both of which he is.
In the video posted online, the 1994 appointee of President Bill Clinton recounts his distress during the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election controversy. He also spoke of the importance of changing social attitudes in the #MeToo era and brushed off current "court packing" proposals that recall the 1930s era.