TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 31, 2020

At this week’s virtual ABA Annual Meeting, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer shared insights on an array of topics, including what he considers to be the biggest threat to the rule of law: the current political divisions in the country. “Convince other people. Talk to them. Don’t shout at them. And convince them you’re right … And if you can’t convince people this time, maybe you will next time.” He also said he is optimistic for the future because the country has experienced "slavery, a civil war and a legal system of segregation" but has overcome them all and will continue to overcome new challenges. Read more about his comments or watch the interview with ABA President Judy Perry Martinez. Also during the meeting, the ABA presented its highest honor to former ABA president and World Justice Project founder William Neukom. Earlier in the day, Neukom led a discussion with Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates on the nation’s response to COVID-19 and recent protests around racial injustice.