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Making Our Democray Work: A Judge's View

In conversation with Henry Weinstein
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Episode Summary
Fascinating stories of key Supreme Court decisions, told from a unique perspective, illuminate this original and accessible theory of the United States Supreme Court's responsibility and integrity.

Participant(s) Bio
A native of California, Stephen G Breyer taught at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and served as assistant special prosecutor in the Watergate investigation before being appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1980 and becoming its Chief Judge in 1990. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994. He currently serves as an Honorary Chair for the World Justice Project.

Henry Weinstein teaches law and journalism at the University of California, Irvine. He was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times from 1978 to 2008, specializing in the coverage of law and labor, and did a considerable amount of investigative reporting. Weinstein has won numerous journalistic awards, including, in 2006, the John Chancellor Award for Excellence, presented annually by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.