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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Stateswd:Q11124
country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Stanford University, Magdalen College, Harvard Law School
occupation: jurist, judge, lawyer, university teacher, politician
award received: Legion of Honour, Brandeis Medal, James Parks Morton Interfaith Award, Marshall Scholarship
position held: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Stephen Gerald Breyer (; born August 15, 1938) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A lawyer by occupation, he became a professor and jurist before President Bill Clinton appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1994; Breyer is generally associated with its more liberal side.After a clerkship with Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg in 1964, Breyer became well known as a law professor and lecturer at Harvard Law School, starting in 1967. There he specialized in administrative law, writing a number of influential textbooks that remain in use today. He held other prominent positions before being nominated for the Supreme Court, including special assistant to the United States Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973. He also served on the First Circuit Court of Appeals from 1980 to 1994.
In his 2005 book Active Liberty, Breyer made his first attempt to systematically lay out his views on legal theory, arguing that the judiciary should seek to resolve issues in a manner that encourages popular participation in governmental decisions.
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