2:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

Past Event

The court and the world: American law and the new global realities

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

In his new book, “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities,” Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court investigates how globalization affects the workings of the United States’ legal system. In an increasingly connected world, with instant communications and expedited trade, the steady operation of American laws depends more on the cooperation of other jurisdictions than at any other time in the country’s history. How can the Court balance critical issues, such as national security imperatives, while attempting to understand the geographical reach of the United States’ influence?

On January 21, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a discussion addressing Justice Breyer’s new book in addition to other important issues related to the new global realities of an ever-expanding world.