Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

Stephen Breyer has been associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since his appointment by President Clinton in 1994. During the United States Supreme Court’s 1964 term, he was law clerk to Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. From 1964 to 1967, he worked as special assistant to the head of the Antitrust Division at the Justice Department. From 1967 through 1980, Justice Breyer was a professor of law at Harvard Law School as well as The Kennedy School of Government. He also worked as an assistant Watergate special prosecutor (1973), as a special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee (1975), and as the Judiciary Committee’s chief counsel (1979–80). In 1980, he was appointed judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and became chief judge in 1990. Justice Breyer has written books and articles in the fields of administrative law and government regulation. Justice Breyer is a graduate of Stanford University, Oxford University (Magdalen College), and Harvard Law School. He has served on several Salzburg Seminar law faculties, most recently Session 349, Recent Developments in American Law and Legal Institutions, 1997.


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