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Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before a House Committee in March 2015.  (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before a House Committee in March 2015. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
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We speak to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer about his new book, "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities." Breyer passionately argues that, when issuing its rulings these days, "the Supreme Court must increasingly consider the world beyond our national frontiers."

Stephen Breyer will be speaking about his book Friday at the First Parish Chruch in Cambridge. 

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Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, which tweets @Scotus.

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WBUR: Law Beyond Our Borders

  • "The law governing national security is quite different today than it was for most of U.S. history. From the time of George Washington through the two world wars, presidents could do as they wished during wartime. Breyer points, for example, to the case in World War II in which the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans."

This segment aired on November 5, 2015.

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