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Liberal Justice Breyer: Other Side ‘Out to Lunch’

Pssst: Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer confesses to using a secret tactic to disagree when the high court lays down the law of the land: “When I’m in dissent, I try to reveal out of clear, calm, argument that the other side is totally out to lunch.”

The quip brought a round of applause from an audience of more than 1,000 attending Breyer’s speech Wednesday at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla.

However, Breyer then sheathed his political sword and delivered a bipartisan message. He noted that he is a great friend of fellow Justice Antonin Scalia, who is considered the conservative cornerstone on the current court. And he confided that he never has heard a voice raised in the chambers.

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