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The Constitution judged by Breyer

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Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Stephen Breyer delivered this year’s Tanner Lectures on Human Values, focusing on those aspects of the Constitution that promote an active, participatory form of liberty rather than simply safeguarding the rights of individuals. Says Breyer, ‘The Constitution is about creating institutions in which people will participate democratically to create policy, and those democratic institutions are really what the Constitution has at its heart.’