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Weed Watch
Supreme Court tosses out mandatory sentencing ... sort of
"...Rehnquist and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy, and Stephen Breyer to provide a remedy for the situation, which..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: The Machinery of Death
Supreme Court quibbles about drugs and avoids the larger ethical issue
"...primarily in response to the separate dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer (joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) who, rather..."

July 10, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Supreme Confusion
The Supreme Court ratifies the Texas GOP majority with a shrug
"...South Texas. But with the exception of Stevens and Breyer, the justices essentially dismissed out of hand the notion..."

July 7, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Supremes Weigh In on 'Partial-Birth' Abortion
Supremes recently heard oral arguments in two cases that ask whether federal law banning so-called partial-birth abortion should be allowed to stand – even though it lacks any exception to protect life of the mother
"...Indeed, Justice Stephen Breyer wanted to know why the court would allow..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Limbaugh gets caught with illegal Viagra; and U.S. Supreme Court rules that police violation of knock-and-announce rule isn't grounds for suppression of evidence seized
"...In a stern dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer (joined by John Paul Stevens, David Souter, and..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Amazonian hallucinogen OK – for now – in religious observances
"...Court voted to lift a temporary stay that Justice Stephen Breyer had granted against the U.S. branch of the..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supremes to Banks' Prosecutors: 'Tell the Truth'
The death row case of Delma Banks reaches the Supreme Court.
"...you're saying they should have pursued it?" asked Justice Stephen Breyer. "What bothers me about your position is that..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

An Undue Burden: Supremes Vindicate Pro-Choice Texans
Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt
"...evidence eventually prevail. The court's opinion, drafted by Justice Stephen Breyer, acted dually as an indictment of the failure..."

July 1, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law HB 2
In a 5-3 ruling, SCOTUS says HB 2 creates an undue burden for women
"...abortion access, and thus violate the Constitution,” wrote Justice Stephen Breyer for the majority opinion...."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in HB 2 Lawsuit
Law remains in effect at least until appeal is decided
"...Justices Stephen Breyer – joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia..."

Nov. 19, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Court Reporter
At the Supreme Court Wednesday, it was all about Texas and the future
"...Sandra Day O'Connor) likely supporting the state's new map; Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature by Michael King

Weed Watch
Federal judges -- including a Supreme Court justice -- cry foul as Congress stiffens mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes.
"...Reagan appointee) joined Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Stephen Breyer in publicly criticizing the stifling measures. The 1986..."

Aug. 22, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

HB 2 Oral Arguments
Justices press both sides of Texas abortion law
"...Justices Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor highlighted the double standard set..."

March 2, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Court Rules on Marriage Equality
DOMA struck down, Prop 8 dismissed on standing
"...joined in the majority by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, with Chief Justice..."

June 26, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Supremes Agree Texas Inmate Should Have Appeal Heard
Extends 2012 ruling on ineffective assistance of counsel
"...The ruling, penned by Justice Stephen Breyer, makes applicable to Texas a 2012 ruling in..."

May 29, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

SCOTUS Overturns Most of Arizona Immigration Law
Court also outlaws life-without-parole for juveniles
"...in the opinion with Justices Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas..."

June 25, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Supremes v. Texas
The future of U.S. politics may become, "Vote for Show, Map for Dough"
"...questions imply enough votes on the bench – Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter..."

March 10, 2006 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The court also upholds laws requiring you to give your name to police
"...concurring opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (joined by Justice Stephen Breyer) urged Congress to "revisit what is an unjust..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supremes vs. 'Texecutions'
"...joined by Justices David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer, the dissenting opinion concluded that, "the practice of..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Kiddie Spree
Local curmudgeon and Style Avatar Stephen Moser takes a gaggle of tykes on the shopping trail. O-mi-god.
"...them?" I sobbed as they walked out the door. "Stephen," said Barbara patiently, "Rosalind is eight years old. She..."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

World Court Ruling Not Enforceable
Supremes stiff death row inmate
"...The three-justice minority, however, led by Justice Stephen Breyer, is concerned that the Medellín decision would put..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SCOTUS: Affirmative Action OK at UT
Justices rule 4-3 on using race in college admissions
"...the court rejected Fisher’s argument. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, and Sonia Sotomayor ruled against her,..."

June 23, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case This Week
HB 2 oral arguments start Wednesday
"...swing vote. With liberal-leaning Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg expected to reaffirm abortion..."

March 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Marriage for Everyone
Travis County "overjoyed" to comply with Supreme Court decision
"...Kennedy, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented,..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Happy Fourth!
Feel good about America, but not too good
"...to torture. That decision was mainly notable for Justice Stephen Breyer's illuminating dissent condemning capital punishment outright, and the..."

July 3, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Travis County Celebrates Marriage Equality
Clerk issues 313 marriage licenses by close of business
"...Kennedy, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented,..."

June 26, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Bleak Day at SCOTUS for Women, Unions
Hobby Lobby ruling hits reproductive rights, Illinois wings labor
"...Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Stephen Breyer all dissented. Noting that women paid more for..."

June 30, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Race Does Matter
Sotomayor on the willfulness of judicial 'colorblindness'
"...Meanwhile, separately concurring Justice Stephen Breyer primly sidesteps the minority rights issue raised by..."

May 2, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Supremes Sustain HB 2, 5-4
Abortion providers wait while SCOTUS contemplate a stay
"...Justice Stephen Breyer – joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor,..."

Nov. 22, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

US Supremes Speak on UT, No Word on Voting Rights
Admissions policy goes back to court, but DOMA, section 5 still out
"...Roberts, plus Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, and Sonia Sotomayor) sent a "must..."

June 24, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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