Justice Breyer On The Old West and Justice

September 9th, 2014

On October 21, Justice Breyer will be speaking at the Forum on Law, Culture, and Society’s screening of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence” at the 92nd Street Y. Here are the details:

The screening of this classic John Ford/Jimmy Stewart/John Wayne Western is followed by a discussion with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: What does he think about the justice that was once practiced on the American frontier when a “hired gun” didn’t mean an unconflicted lawyer? Are truths found in courtrooms or in the legends that our culture adopts? How relevant is the movie to today’s culture and legal system?