Justice Stephen Breyer visited RWU Law on Wednesday, teaching a Con Law II class, meeting with student leaders, and engaging in a Fireside Chat with Judge Bruce Selya of the First Circuit.

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SCOTUS Justice Breyer Visits RWU

Justice Stephen Breyer visited RWU Law on Wednesday, teaching a Con Law II class, meeting with student leaders, and engaging in a Fireside Chat with Judge Bruce Selya of the First Circuit.

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 School of Law Wednesday, but to give citizens a system of government they can use to decide those things for themselves. ...

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