Supreme Court docket Justice Stephen Breyer, in a dialog with “Fox Information Sunday,” lamented how politically charged the Supreme Court docket has turn into by way of folks’s attitudes towards the judiciary, whereas expressing hope that the establishment is not going to lose the religion of the general public.

Breyer, 83, mentioned an thought from his new guide, “The Authority of the Court docket and the Peril of Politics,” by which he quotes Alexander Hamilton in stating that not like different branches of the federal authorities, the judicial department depends on public acceptance to take care of its authority. Regardless

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Access to justice has been a problem for the legal profession for as long as I can remember. The problem, of course, relates to money. (The often-used cartoon caption “So how much justice can you afford?” is as relevant as ever.) Lawyers, after slogging through a long and expensive education, put a price on their services few can afford. And taxpayers have little appetite for additional court facilities, judges, administrative staff or legal aid programs.

The pandemic, however, has forced lawyers and courts to look for ways to be more efficient, thereby enhancing access to justice. This includes increased

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WASHINGTON — Justice Stephen G. Breyer says he is struggling to decide when to retire from the Supreme Court and is taking account of a host of factors, including who will name his successor. “There are many things that go into a retirement decision,” he said.

He recalled approvingly something Justice Antonin Scalia had told him.

“He said, ‘I don’t want somebody appointed who will just reverse everything I’ve done for the last 25 years,’” Justice Breyer said during a wide-ranging interview on Thursday. “That will inevitably be in the psychology” of his decision, he said.

“I don’t think I’m

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