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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Coming to CT

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Forum’s 2017-2018 season launches with a rare public appearance by a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice.  An Evening with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will take place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8PM at The Bushnell in Hartford.

Justice Breyer will speak with award-winning journalist and CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell about his life and career, including more than two decades in the Supreme Court.

The evening will include a moderated conversation and an audience question and answer session. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Justice Breyer’s book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities. Day Pitney LLP is the lead sponsor and host of this Forum.

“We’re deeply honored to welcome Justice Breyer to The Connecticut Forum for this important event to kick off our 26th Forum season,” said CT Forum Executive Director Doris Sugarman. “For most of us, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend an evening with a sitting Supreme Court Justice and learn more about the highest court in the land.”

“Day Pitney is proud to be a season sponsor of The Connecticut Forum and Host of what promises to be a very special evening with Justice Breyer,” said Stanley A. Twardy, Jr., Managing Partner, Day Pitney LLP. “The Connecticut legal community is thrilled that Justice Breyer is visiting our state for this exciting event.”

Tickets start at $25 and are available at or 860.509.0909.

For more information about The Connecticut Forum, please contact Ruth Cullen at or 860.509.0909 x 12.

About Stephen Breyer
Born in San Francisco in 1938, Stephen Breyer is an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.  He is a graduate of Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard Law School. He taught law for many years as a professor at Harvard Law School and at the Kennedy School of Government.  He has also worked as a Supreme Court law clerk (for Justice Arthur Goldberg), a Justice Department lawyer (antitrust division), an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor, and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (working closely with Senator Edward M. Kennedy to pass the Airline Deregulation Act).

In 1980, Breyer was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit by President Carter, becoming Chief Judge in 1990.  In 1994, he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Clinton.

He has written books and articles about administrative law, economic regulation, and constitutional law, including Regulation and Its Reform, Breaking the Vicious Circle: Toward Effective Risk Regulation, Active Liberty, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View and The Court and the World.  His wife, Joanna, was born in Great Britain and is a retired clinical psychologist.  They have three children (Chloe, Nell, and Michael) and five grandchildren.

About The Connecticut Forum
The Connecticut Forum is a one-of-a-kind 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serves Connecticut and beyond with live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, as well as community outreach programs including the Connecticut YOUTH Forum.

Our mission is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges among all people and organizations in our community. 

Connecticut Forums are presented four times each season at The Bushnell in Hartford. The events are live, unscripted, and completely unpredictable.