What are the nine unelected justices of the U.S. Supreme Court really good for?
In a new thought-provoking and at-times humorous interview, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer talks with David Faigman, professor at UC Hastings College of Law, about the importance of an engaged public, the balancing power of an unelected governing body, the politics behind court decisions, and more. Take a look at Legally Speaking: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
If you’re interested in the inner-workings of the Supreme Court, there’s more in UC Hastings’ “Legally Speaking” series. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg touched on everything from opera, marriage and work/life balance to doctrinal questions and cases from the 1970s to the present during her 2011 conversation with Professor Joan Williams.
And in 2010, Justice Antonin Scalia sat down for an interview with Professor Calvin Massey to reflect upon his 24 years on the Supreme Court bench.
These treasured conversations are just a small part of UCTV’s “Legally Speaking” series, a collection of probing interviews with prominent lawyers, judges and academics, co-produced by UC Hastings College of Law and California Lawyer. Other popular speakers include moral and legal philosopher Martha Nussbaum, civil rights advocate and law professor Michelle Alexander, and the “Elvis of cyberlaw,” Lawrence Lessig.
And there’s plenty more about Law and Justice from all around the UC system on the UCTV website, so check it out!