Lay off the video games and get involved in civic life.

That’s the advice Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer doled out Thursday to young people who are worried about democracy’s position the United States and the nation’s increased politicism. Breyer marked Constitution Day—held each day Sept. 17 to mark the day in 1787 that the Founding Fathers signed the document—with an hourlong virtual discussion with George Washington University Law School Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew and professor Alan Morrison in which he addressed everything from the importance of the 14th Amendment and the public’s confidence in the judicial system to his thoughts on holding oral arguments by phone and the plans the high court is making for the upcoming election.

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