Justice Breyer Delivers Lecture on Democracy

Spring 2012

In late January, Columbia Law School co-sponsored the Bernard G. Segal Lecture delivered by Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Breyer discussed the role of the Court in American democracy, and Columbia Law School Professor Ariela R. Dubler served as a moderator for the event. During the lecture, Breyer spoke about his book Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View. Among other topics, he discussed American citizens’ willingness to accept, and the government’s ability to uphold, unpopular decisions made by the Supreme Court.