From Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer comes a fascinating account of how an increasingly globalized and interdependent world influences the deliberations of America’s highest court. In this original, far reaching, and timely book, Justice Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America’s borders. Written with unique authority and perspective, The Court and the World reveals an emergent reality few Americans observe directly but one that affects the life of every one of us. Here is an invaluable understanding for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
“[A] tour de force analysis of the role of the Supreme Court vis-a-vis the rest of the world . . . the book’s main message is inarguable: in a world that is smaller and more tightly interconnected than it has ever been, the Supreme Court cannot stand aloof from the legal universe beyond America’s shores. . . . In his characteristically measured, above-the-fray style . . . Mr. Breyer provides in-depth yet lucid accounts of how the court has approached many instances of cross-border justice, from anti-trust lawsuits to child custody battles to purported human rights violations. . . . Readers of all political and ideological persuasions might learn something.” —The Economist
About the Author:
Stephen Breyer received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994. He is a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.
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