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Justice Stephen Breyer: A Few Words on the U.S. Constitution

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer offers remarks about the Constitution of United States of America as part of Democracy Day celebrations in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Breyer speaks at 1:15 p.m. in the Main Library, Lecture Hall, including time for questions. “It is an honor to have Justice Breyer take part in Democracy Day,” said Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries. “In celebrating the Constitution with our Cambridge community it is quite special to get a visit from a United States Supreme Court Justice.” Democracy Day is a family oriented event centering around a public, participatory reading of the Constitution of the United States of America and its amendments. This event is part of the Our Path Forward series presented by the Library to affirm its commitment to public discourse and democracy. Photo: By Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, Photographer: Steve Petteway [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Stephen Breyer, born in San Francisco in 1938, is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years at Harvard and has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk, a Justice Department lawyer, an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1990 he was appointed an appellate court judge by President Carter. In 1994 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton.