Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the inaugural lecture series on international law that bears his name, April 3, 2014.
Justice Stephen Breyer: If You Want to Preserve American Values, Learn Something from Abroad
April 3, 2014,
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, speaking at Brookings today to launch the inaugural Justice Stephen Breyer International Law Lecture Series, recalled a conversation he had with a Republican member of Congress from Virginia on the issue of referring to non-U.S. courts. The congressman, Justice Breyer remarked, said "just don't refer to it in your opinion." Breyer told the Brookings audience that what this congressman and others who "are thinking about this politically" are concerned about is "that they see a world that's changed a lot, and indeed our docket has changed a lot, and they think we have something uniquely American."