Stephen Gerald Breyer is an American lawyer, jurist, and legal scholar. He serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 17, 1994 and has served since August 3, 1994. He is generally associated with the Supreme court’s more liberal side.
About Stephen Breyer in brief
Stephen Gerald Breyer is an American lawyer, jurist, and legal scholar. He serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 17, 1994 and has served since August 3, 1994. Breyer was born on August 15, 1938, in San Francisco, California, and raised in a middle-class Jewish family. After attending Stanford University, Breyer attended the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. He then studied law at Harvard Law School, where he became well known as a law professor and lecturer. He also served on the First Circuit Court of Appeals from 1980 to 1994. In his 2005 book Active Liberty, he argued that the judiciary should seek to resolve issues in a manner that encourages popular participation in governmental decisions. The last Clinton nominee active on the court, he is generally associated with the Supreme court’s more liberal side. He is married to Joanna Freda Hare, the youngest daughter of John Hare, 1st Viscount Blakenham. The couple have three adult children: Chloe, an Episcopal priest and author of The Close; Nell; and Michael. In the last days of President Jimmy Carter’s administration, on November 13, 1980,Breyer was nominated to a new seat established by 92Stat 16,16,29, and the U.S. Senate on December 9, 1980. He received his commission on December 10, 1980 and was confirmed by an 80–10 vote by the Senate. He has three children: Michael Breyer, a federal district judge, and Chloe, a Episcopal priest, and Nell, an author.
In 1970 Breyer wrote two highly influential books: Toward Effective Risk Regulation and Its Reform and Breaking the Uneasy Circle: The Case for Copyright. In 2000 he wrote the most widely cited case of the most skeptical copyright examinations of the time. He wrote a number of influential textbooks that remain in use today, including one on copyright and copyright law. In 2010, he wrote a book on copyright that is still widely cited today, called The Case for copyright and Copyright. He lives in California with his wife, Joanna, and their three children, Chloe, Michael, and Michael Jr. The Breyer family has a son, Charles, who is both Eagle Scouts of San Francisco’s Troop 14, and a grandson, Charles Breyer Jr., who is a district judge. The family lives in the San Francisco suburb of Yountville, California and has a daughter, Chloe Breyer-Breyer, who lives in Los Angeles. In 2011, Breyer married psychologist and British aristocrat Joanna Hare, a member of the British aristocracy, and they have a son and a daughter-in-law, Michael Breyers-Blakenham, who also lives in New York City. In 2012, the Breyers moved to New York to be closer to their daughter, Nell Breyer. In 2013, the couple moved to San Francisco to be with their daughter Chloe, who has a husband and two children.