Stephen Breyer is a Justice of the Unites States Supreme Court.
A brisk, lucid and energetic book, written with conviction and offering a central argument that is at once provocative and appealing...Deserves a place of honour in national debates, now and in the future, about the role of the Supreme Court in American life. * The New Republic * Active Liberty will likely influence not only public debate but also how lawyers craft their cases. * The Wall Street Journal * Provocative and well-argued...What we need more of, Active Liberty insists, is not activist judges but activist citizens. * The New York Times * A breath of fresh air...His calm tone, straightforward language, wise understanding of the judicial craft, and respectful engagement with rival views could not be more timely. * Policy Review * Impeccable advice for the powerful in all walks of life. * The Boston Globe * Breyer's prose is admirably simple and clear, and his discussion shows a keen legal intellect that espouses broad values rather than narrow theories, and a deep, humane concern with fostering democracy and the well-being of the citizenry. This will be essential reading at a possibly watershed moment for the Supreme Court. * Publishers Weekly * Review from previous edition Fluid...Should show up on every litigator's bookshelf, providing how-to advice like a do-it-yourself guidebook to judicial reasoning. * New York Law Journal *