Breyer, Stephen G. (1938-)

Stephen G. Breyer was President Bill Clinton's second appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Breyer brought with him a wealth of experience in government service and as a federal appellate court judge. At this time, he has not authored any landmark school law decisions. However, Breyer has written important concurring and dissenting opinions. Although he is generally liberal to moderate in his views, his positions are not always predictable, as he occasionally has provided the swing vote in close decisions.

Early Years

Stephen Breyer, born on August 15, 1938, in San Francisco, California, was raised by middle class Jewish parents who emphasized the importance of public service and a good education. His father was an attorney who for years served as legal counsel for the city ...

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