The Supreme Court of the United States is the nation's highest judicial body. Its nine justices serve life terms and are appointed by the president of the United States with the concurrence of the U.S. Senate. The nomination and confirmation of new justices is always accompanied by political maneuvering and sometimes heated debates as the high court's rulings can fundamentally influence many aspects of American social, political and economic life. Brookings experts examine many of the political and procedural issues connected to the court.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the American Society of International Law's 106th meeting in Washington (REUTERS/Jason Reed).
The Court in the World: The First Annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law
April 3, 2014
On April 3, the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings and The Hague Institute for Global Justice, with the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, hosted Justice Stephen Breyer for a discussion of the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the world.
Law and Justice
April 3, 2014, Fred Dews
April 2, 2014, Thomas E. Mann
February 25, 2014, Philip A. Wallach
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February 5, 2014, Jonathan Rauch
August 8, 2013, Russell Wheeler
July 1, 2013
June 26, 2013, Jonathan Rauch
June 25, 2013, Thomas E. Mann and Raffaela L. Wakeman
June 24, 2013, Henry J. Aaron
June 6, 2013, Richard Lempert
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