University of Michigan Law School
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Name Breyer, Stephen Gerald
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Breyer, Stephen Gerald
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Breyer, Stephen Gerald
Born 1938 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 13, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1980, and received commission on December 10, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1990-1994. Service terminated on August 2, 1994, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 17, 1994, to a seat vacated by Harry A. Blackmun. Confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1994, and received commission on August 3, 1994.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Tenth Circuit, September 30, 1994-August 16, 2009
Federal Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005
First Circuit, June 30, 2009-present
Seventh Circuit, June 29, 2010-September 27, 2010

Stanford University, A.B., 1959
University of Oxford, B.A., 1961
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1957
Law clerk, Hon. Arthur Goldberg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1964-1965
Special assistant to the assistant attorney general, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1965-1967
Faculty, Harvard Law School, 1967-1994; professor, 1967-1980; lecturer, 1981-1994
Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1977-1980
Assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973
Special counsel, Administrative Practices Subcommittee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1974-1975
Chief counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1980
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1985-1989
Research Collections

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-MD-0003 : Oken v. Sizer
CJ-NC-0005 : U.S. v. Comstock
CJ-OH-0002 : In Re: Williams
CJ-OK-0002 : Hamilton v. Jones
CW-TN-0002 : John B. v. Goetz
DR-CA-0030 : Independent Living Center v. Maxwell-Jolly
DR-CA-0031 : Dominguez v. Schwarzenegger
DR-TN-0001 : Lane v. Tennessee
ED-MI-0001 : Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by any Means Necessary (BAMN) v. Granholm
EE-MS-0058 : Smith v. Jackson
FA-IL-0013 : Wheaton College v. Sebelius
FA-KY-0003 : ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky
FA-WA-0001 : Doe v. Reed
FH-ME-0001 : Ricci v. Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc.
ID-MA-0001 : Ricci v. Okin
IM-AZ-0013 : Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting
IM-CA-0022 : American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Ashcroft
IM-CA-0032 : Kim v. Schiltgen
IM-DC-0005 : Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB
IM-MA-0003 : Allende v. Shultz
IM-NY-0031 : Velazquez v. Legal Services Corp
JC-MA-0001 : Inmates of Suffolk County Jail v. Rufo
JC-MA-0013 : Arruda v. Fair
JC-NH-0001 : Miles v. Sampson
JC-NY-0041 : Wachtler v. County of Herkimer
MH-MA-0001 : Brewster v. Dukakis
MH-MA-0003 : Williams v. Lesiak
MH-MA-0004 : King v. Greenblatt
MH-PR-0001 : Navarro-Ayala v. Hernandez-Colon
PB-AL-0005 : Searcy v. Bentley
PB-AL-0008 : Strawser v. Strange
PB-CA-0016 : Independent Living Center of Southern California v. Maxwell-Jolly
PC-AL-0028 : Hope v. Pelzer
PC-AR-0014 : Holt v. Hobbs
PC-CA-0039 : Ngo v. Woodford
PC-CA-0041 : Johnson v. California
PC-IN-0003 : French v. Miller
PC-MA-0007 : Pearson v. Fair
PC-MA-0021 : Bonitz v. Fair
PC-ME-0002 : Lovell v. Brennan
PC-ME-0004 : Inmates of the Maine State Prison v. Zitnay
PC-PA-0025 : Banks v. Beard
PC-PR-0001 : Feliciano v. Parole Board of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
PD-MI-0002 : Tesmer v. Granholm
PH-MA-0001 : NAACP, Boston Chapter v. HUD
PH-RI-0001 : Project B.A.S.I.C. v. Kemp
SD-KY-0001 : Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of McDonald, et al v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed, et al.
SD-MI-0002 : Grutter v. Bollinger
SD-MI-0003 : Gratz v. Bollinger
SD-WA-0001 : Parents Involved In Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 et al.

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