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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, in a conversation with “Fox News Sunday,” lamented how politically charged the Supreme Court has become in terms of people’s attitudes toward the judiciary, while expressing hope that the institution will not lose the faith of the public.

Breyer, 83, discussed an idea from his new book, “The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics,” in which he quotes Alexander Hamilton in stating that unlike other branches of the federal government, the judicial branch relies on public acceptance to maintain its authority. Despite the political polarization of the country, Breyer is not ready to say that the court is in danger of losing that authority.,49454527.html

“I think, well, people understand to some degree why it’s a good idea what Hamilton thought. And he thought the court should be there because there should be somebody – somebody who says when the other two branches of the government have gone outside the confines of this document,” Breyer said, referring to the Constitution.

A number of Democrats have proposed taking away the current conservative majority on the court by expanding its size and allowing President Biden to appoint several liberal justices. Breyer warned that this is what could ultimately lead to the court losing the people’s trust. 

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