Should judges have a representative in the Cabinet? Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer seems to think so. He launched into an extended monologue on the idea during a panel discussion, prompted by an audience member who asked the panel about judicial pay raises. Breyer argued that despite concerns about separation of powers, there should be "a person with political responsibility" in the Cabinet to express the judiciary's viewpoint directly to the president. And Breyer hinted at who might play that role.
Justice Breyer: Judges Need Voice in the Cabinet
The National Law Journal
May 22, 2009