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Stephen Breyer

Stephen Breyer (born August 15, 1938) is a US Supreme Court Justice (1994-current).

Breyer was born in San Francisco, California. He attended Stanford University, Oxford University's Magdalen College, and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1964.

Stephen Breyer was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and took office December 10, 1980.

Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994. Considered as a liberal judge, along with David Souter, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and often finds common causes with moderates Anthony Kennedy, and Sandra Day O'Connor. Breyer, along with John_Paul_Stevens, voiced a dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling on Eldred v. Ashcroft, where the Court ruled that the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act was not unconstitutional.



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