October 30, 2011 |From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "With Justice Breyer presiding..." by Edward Fitzpatrick BRISTIL, R.I., Oct. 30, 2011 -- Pick your least favorite U.S. Supreme Court decision. Perhaps it’s Roe v. Wade, or the decisions forbidding prayer in public schools. Perhaps it’s Citizens United, or the decision that effectively handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. “What we do affects a lot of people — it might affect you,” Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said at the Roger Williams...
October 27, 2011 |From PAGE A1 of the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "Insight from high court justice" by John Hill BRISTOL, R.I. (Oct. 27, 2011) - When some look at the job of United States Supreme Court Justice, they think how they could use the power of the high court to make new law. But Stephen G. Breyer, who has had the job for 17 years, said it's more like border patrol. The role of the court, and the Constitution, is not to tell people how to live their lives, he told two sessions of students at the Roger Williams...