One More Reason I Love Justice Breyer

US Supreme CourtFrom NPR’s Morning Edition, Book News:

  • “Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks about Marcel Proust and how reading fiction can engender empathy in a wide-ranging French interview in La Revue des Deux Mondes,which was translated into English and published in The New York Review of Books. Breyer says that: “Reading makes a judge capable of projecting himself into the lives of others, lives that have nothing in common with his own, even lives in completely different eras or cultures. And this empathy, this ability to envision the practical consequences on one’s contemporaries of a law or a legal decision, seems to me to [be] a crucial quality in a judge.””

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