Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer often frets about how to talk about the nation’s highest court without putting his audience to sleep. He did fine with that Monday night before a Court-oriented audience at the Library of Congress, gathered to mark publication of C-SPAN’s new book called “The Supreme Court.” Published by Public Affairs, the book gathers together the transcripts of the fascinating interviews with justices and others that were conducted for a special series on the Court that aired last year. C-SPAN president Susan Swain, an editor of the book, led the program, with founder Brian Lamb in the audience.
“I love this film — it doesn’t just have judges,” Breyer said in his trademark rapid-fire rambling style (not an oxymoron.) “The film is fairly interesting,” Breyer said — about as strong an endorsement as justices give. He was referring to the film that became the book.
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