Justice Breyer: Supreme Court ‘Has Served This Country Pretty Well’

‘It’s always been controversial’

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BREYER: "I’ve seen the court over 27 years. To try to explain a little bit of its history so that people understand that it’s always been controversial, and how difficult it is to get people to accept rules, decisions that they think are really wrong. And yet, if they don’t, we won’t have a rule of law, and it will be harder to hold us together. Before people make changes in the court, I would like them to read or otherwise understand what I’ve written and to think about it pretty deeply. And it is an institution. I’ll just repeat this, it’s an institution that fallible though it is, over time has served this country pretty well.”

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