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In the wake of a historic summer of groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions, Justice Stephen Breyer returns to ALOUD to discuss the ever-evolving influences on America’s highest court. In his latest book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, Justice Breyer considers the great legal challenges facing our increasingly globalized and interdependent world. From sweeping national security policy to the use of online sites like Airbnb for international commerce, judicial awareness is no longer contained within America’s borders. Hear from one of today’s most pragmatic legal luminaries on how the world beyond our national frontiers is steering American law, and how this expansion is drawing American jurists into a new role of “constitutional diplomats.”

Co-presented with The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

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Justice Stephen Breyer

Stephen Breyer, a San Francisco native, taught law for two decades at Harvard Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude. He was nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton and sworn in on August 3, 1994. He is the author of several books, including Making Our Democracy Work, which he spoke about on ALOUD in 2010.

Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of The Oath, The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN. He lives with his family in New York.


The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills 90210
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