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Justice Breyer Says Supreme Court Ignores Public Opinion

Recently the term "activist judge" has enter the public vernacular to describe judges who attempt to influence the public with their rulings, but just how much - if at all - should judges consider public opinion?

In this video from BigThink.com, Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer says that any good judge has to ignore the outside world and only consider the merits of the case.

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To see more of Stephen Breyer on BigThink, click here.

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