Do Supreme Courtroom justices get extra liberal as they age?
I think you tend to look 30,000 feet away, say, more often than you do. On the other hand, that great wisdom that you should acquire over time is pretty often expressed in what sounds like it came from a fortune cookie. So there are advantages and disadvantages.
I don’t know if it’s always on the left. It is very difficult to say.
– Judge Stephen Breyer, who in an interview with Slates Dahlia Lithwick explains whether judges and judges become more liberal with age. “[T]The dish changes very, very, very slowly over long periods of time, ”Breyer later added. “I think so because it’s the legal point of view and that kind of legal point of view: how is the country? What is this constitution about? What is the court about? What is your correct role? These questions are never answered. “
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