In a lecture at Harvard University, Breyer opposed “court packaging”-SCOTUSblog


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Justice Stephen Breyer emphasized that the power of the Supreme Court depends on the public’s trust in the court. Speech at Harvard Law School on Tuesday Oppose the efforts to expand the seat of the Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Breyer argued that the public’s trust in the court lies in the public’s perception that “the court is guided by legal principles rather than politics.” Therefore, if the court structure changes due to concerns about influence, it will Eroded. Political office of the Supreme Court.

The text of the speech prepared by Breyer was published in a nearly two-hour speech, including the Roman philosopher Cicero, Henry IV of Shakespeare, the plague of Albert Camus, and the French nobleman Alexis de· According to Tocqueville’s records, these Americans recorded American life in their early years. The 19th century. (It is well known that Blair gave a speech in French, but did not indicate whether he read the last two sources in English or original French.) The point of Breyer’s speech is sometimes referred to as “court packaging.” A popular topic among certain Democrats, especially since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September 2020, then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) moved quickly after refusing to hold a hearing on Merrick Garland, nominated by President Barack Obama, and confirmed Amy Coney Barrett judge. In March 2016, he replaced Chief Justice Antonin Scalia (Antonin Scalia). As a candidate, President Joe Biden refused to support the expansion of the court and instead promised to set up a committee to study the possible reforms of the Supreme Court more broadly.

Breyer’s reason for opposing the expansion of the court is that he believes that the power of the Supreme Court depends on “the public’s willingness to respect its decisions,” even if the court disagrees with these rulings. Breyer (Breyer) put forward two factors, his acceptance of the court’s decision by the public “caused concern.” First, he pointed out that there is widespread “public suspicion and distrust of all government agencies.” Second, he went on to say that Breyer once had a view that he blamed the press and politicians for labeling justice. Tendency to be “liberal” or “conservative”-decision-making is driven by political rather than legal principles. Breyer concluded that increasing the number of seats in the court to address people’s belief that the court is too politicized, “can only develop this view and further weaken this trust.”

In the video released by Harvard University, Breyer appeared exhilarating and full of energy. He did not discuss one of the other hot topics among liberals: asking him to withdraw from court and allowing Biden to nominate his successor.

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