09.28.11

Justices Breyer, Scalia To Testify Before Leahy-Chaired Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, October 5, at a hearing entitled,  “Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States,” Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced today.

The hearing will be held during the first week of the Supreme Court’s 2011-2012 term.  It also comes just weeks after the national commemoration of Constitution Day, which recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  Justice Breyer and Justice Scalia will testify about the important role judges play in America’s democracy.

Supreme Court Justices rarely return to the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify before the panel following the traditional confirmation hearings.  The most recent appearance was in 2007 by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who testified about judicial security and independence.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 5, at 2:30 p.m. in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.  The hearing will be webcast live online on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website

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NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States” for Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.

Witness List

Hearing before the

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

on

 

“Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States”

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216

2:30 p.m.

 

The Honorable Stephen Breyer

Associate Justice

The Supreme Court of the United States

Washington, DC

 

The Honorable Antonin Scalia

Associate Justice

The Supreme Court of the United States

Washington, DC

 

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