On the opening day of the Supreme Court's term this week, Justice Stephen Breyer sat down for an interview in his chambers to discuss his new book "Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View." Breyer insists that the public needs to understand how the Supreme Court works, or eventually citizens will stop obeying its decisions. But he acknowledges that another reason he wrote the book is to counter the concept of originalism -- the approach to constitutional interpretation espoused most of all by Justice Antonin Scalia.
Justice Breyer on Originalism, the Media and the Court
The National Law Journal
October 8, 2010